General Family Dentistry

21219 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

(313) 882-7961

 


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21219 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

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Anesthesia Options for Wisdom Tooth Removal
 
Local Anesthetic - The patient remains totally conscious throughout the procedure. A local anesthetic (e.g. lidocaine) is administered in the area where the surgery is to be performed. Local anesthetic can be used in conjunction with the other methods of anesthesia in all oral surgery procedures. You should be allowed to eat and drink as normal before you have the procedure.
 
Nitrous Oxide Sedation - The patient remains totally conscious throughout the procedure. Laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, is a safe and effective sedative. We generally recommend that you avoid eating a large meal 2-3 hours prior to the treatment. The less you talk or breathe through your mouth, the faster and more efficiently the nitrous oxide gas works.
 
Oral Sedation (Halcion) - This pill will make you drowsy, although you'll still be awake. If you have been given a prescription of Halcion, take the tablet 1 hour prior to your appointment. Place it under your tongue and let it dissolve. Take regular medications unless specified by Physician or Dentist. Do not eat or drink for 8 hours prior to the dental appointment. Patient must be driven to the office by a responsible companion. No smoking or drinking alcohol for 8 hours prior to the dental appointment. Sedative medications must be taken according to Dentist's instructions. Patient must have NO chance of pregnancy