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BEFORE AND AFTER ANESTHESIA INSTRUCTIONS

THINGS TO REMEMBER TO BEFORE GOING UNDER GENERAL ANESTHESIA 

  • You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for six (6) hours prior to the appointment.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes (avoid flip-flops).
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • A least one finger needs to be free of fingernail polish.
  • Please discuss all prescribed medications with your Oral Surgeon before taking them prior to General Anesthesia

THINGS TO REMEMBER AFTER GOING UNDER GENERAL ANESTHESIA

  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
  • Do not be alarmed if your vision is blurred for a time following anesthesia or if a "black and blue" bruise should appear at the site of an injection.
  • The arm also may be bruised, swollen and tender to touch due to the IV.  A warm compress can be used to decrease these IV site symptoms.  However, call your Oral Surgeon if problems persist.


Office Location

  • Alexandria
  • 4660 Kenmore Ave.
  • Suite 204
  • Alexandria, VA
  • 22304
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  • Call: (703) 370-3012