Today’s modern anesthetic and sedative drugs enable us to perform surgical treatment comfortably, without pain and anxiety. Each patient has the option of anesthesia for a procedure, ranging from local anesthesia, oral sedation, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia. Drs. Poyourow, Chandra, and Pham are expert in the administration of all types of anesthesia, including general anesthesia. Each has performed thousands of cases of general anesthesia from operating room to office.
Alamitos Oral Surgery is equipped with the most advanced monitoring equipment to ensure a safe and comfortable experience.
Requirements for General Anesthesia
- Food & Drink: You cannot have food or liquid for 8 hours prior to your appointment.
- Driving: An adult driver must be present during your surgery and drive you home afterwards. You cannot drive the rest of the day even though you may feel fine.
- Medications: If you take medication in the morning, please ask your surgeon if you should take this medicine the morning of the surgery. Generally, you may take your daily medication with a small sip of water, but there are some exceptions.
- Supervision: After surgery, an adult must be available to supervise you at home for a few hours.