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 anaesthesia are given by our specialist anaesthetic doctors (anaesthesiologists). Our anaesthetic specialists are very experienced 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 oral 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 anaesthesia
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 office 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 office staff will arrange an appointment for you based on your availability.
Mount Elizabeth Orchard
3 Mount Elizabeth, #08-03/04/10
Gleneagles Medical Centre
6 Napier Road, #07-17
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed on Sundays/ Public Holidays
For urgent matters, please contact us directly at the emergency contact number on your dentist's card, or the Mount Elizabeth A&E department at (65) 6731-2218, or Gleneagles A&E department at (65) 6470-5700.