There are many reasons that teeth need to be removed.
These include decay, gum disease, and trauma.
In most situations, an office visit will be scheduled
for you to meet the doctor and be evaluated with an
x-ray and intra-oral examination. Anesthesia options
will be explained and a recommendation offered.
Most patients prefer to remain home from work on
the day of surgery. Returning to work the same day
as surgery is performed is not an option if you choose
to have intravenous (IV) anesthesia, as your sedation
will take most of the day to wear off. You must have
an escort and have had nothing to eat or drink six
hours prior to an IV anesthetic.
You will receive printed post-operative instructions
to reference during your healing. If you have IV anesthesia,
these will be reviewed with your driver while you
are in our recovery area. These post-operative instructions
are also found on our web site on the "Patient
Information" tab. Extra gauze and your doctor's
prescriptions will be provided.
If you choose to be sedated, your health history
will be reviewed during your examination appointment.
If your medical condition is complex, we may need
to discuss treatment with your physician before your
surgery. Please bring a complete list of all medications
you are taking to your first appointment.