Our anesthesiologists will arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the appointment and set up the operatory with the required anesthesia equipment. This typically requires a small amount of space and will have minimal impact on operating and assisting.
Prior to beginning the procedure, a pre-operative assessment and evaluation will be completed. This will include a focused physical examination, a review of the patient’s medical history status, NPO status, and anesthetic plan.
Once the patient is ready for treatment, the anesthesiologist will begin administering medications and the dental surgeon will be able to begin treatment shortly thereafter.
Upon completion of oral health services, the patient will be recovered by the anesthesiologist and subsequently discharged when the patient demonstrates adequate recovery. Patients can recover in the same treatment chair or moved to a recovery room.