Pre Surgery - Information Sheet
Depending on your medical/dental condition and your level of anxiety/comfort level, surgery can be done under local anaesthesia, sedation, or general anaesthesia. Sedation and general anesthesia are given by our specialist anaesthetic doctors. Our anaesthetic specialists are very experience trained medical professionals. They will focus on monitoring your heart beat, blood pressure, oxygen intake and other important body functions so that our dental specialists can focus on your dental treatment.
Before undergoing surgery, you should be aware of the following:
- The effect of the anaesthesia varies from one patient to another, depending on the patient’s medical condition and metabolism
- Expect some discomfort/swelling for the first three days; in most cases, discomfort will start to go away after the third day
- You can go home on the same day except if you are going through general anesthesia
If the surgery is performed under sedation, things to note are as follows:
- Fasting (no eating and no drinking) 4 hours before the procedure
- Ideally, you should have someone to accompany you to the clinic so that he/she can escort you home after the procedure as you may experience slight dizziness or weakness in your legs
- Do not drive any motor vehicle on the day
If the surgery is performed under general anaesthesia, you may need to stay in the hospital for 1-3 days (depending on the procedure)
At the end of the surgery, our front desk staff will provide instructions on medication to be taken (if any) and post-surgery tips (a hardcopy will be passed to you for reference) as well as provide assistance as needed. If a follow up visit is required, our front desk staff will arrange an appointment for you based on your availability.