Are you or a loved one planning for a dental procedure that requires the use of general anesthesia? It may seem to be an intimidating prospect. Fortunately, the anesthesia team here at Sleep Dentistry of Spokane has lots of experience to draw from. We offer every kind of anesthesia you could possibly need along with some helpful advice to make your procedure go as smoothly as possible.
Keep in mind the following tips as you prepare for a general anesthesia appointment:
1. Follow Eating Instructions
As a rule of thumb, you should not eat anything within six hours of your treatment. You should not drink anything within two hours. If you do have anything to drink before those last two hours, it should be only clear liquids like water or juice.
2. Wear Your Pajamas
Loose and comfortable clothing is best to wear on the day of your anesthesia appointment. Avoid wearing tight clothes or lots of layers and keep the accessories to a minimum.
3. Bring A Friend
You cannot drive yourself home after having anesthesia. In fact, it's recommended to have someone stay with you to monitor your situation for a few hours after you wake up from the sleep-inducing medication.
4. Take Medications As Directed
Take your usual medications as directed on the day of the appointment UNLESS there is an exception ordered by your treating dentist or doctor. If your regular medication should be taken with food, such as a very small serving of applesauce.
5. Eat And Drink After Your Appointment Only When Fully Awake
You should not attempt even drinking anything before the anesthesia has completely worn off. Otherwise, your system could prevent you from holding down anything for the next day.
Dentistry With General Anesthesia In Spokane
With Sleep Dentistry of Spokane being the only dental office certified to provide general anesthesia for their patients, your options are clear. We're happy to provide you with an environment of comfort, convenience, and excellence of care.
Don't let anxiety over dental treatment hold you back from getting the care you need. Contact Sleep Dentistry today to schedule a smile consultation and learn more about our anesthesia options.