Recovery After General Anesthesia
General anesthesia makes the patient unconscious throughout a dental procedure. While almost all dental procedures can be performed while the patient is awake, sometimes the patient will prefer to be asleep.
Some patients feel great discomfort leaving their mouths open for long periods. Others may be afraid of the procedure, and the idea stresses them. They can opt to be asleep for the duration of the dental surgery. They will feel and remember nothing.
Our surgeons at Surf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will always ensure that proper protocol is followed and a board-certified anesthesiologist is present whenever general anesthesia is administered to patients.
What is General Anesthesia?
General anesthesia is a combination of medicines that put a patient in a sleep-like state before surgery. The medicines are added to an IV drip, and the patient can also breathe anesthetic gases.
The anesthesiologist constantly gauges the perfect dosages necessary to put the patient to sleep. They should also help the patient return to consciousness after the procedure.
If you wish to be comfortably asleep throughout a procedure with us, feel free to discuss with our surgeons, who will first examine your case and advise what’s best for you.
Goals of General Anesthesia
Here are the goals of administering general anesthesia to the patient. Understanding these will help you realize why you were recommended general anesthesia.
What to Expect While Recovering From General Anesthesia
While being unconscious for the procedure is a relief, when you recover consciousness, you may wonder what’s going on or where you are. You will also face the side effects of the anesthetic medicines used. Here’s what you should expect during recovery from general anesthesia.
You don’t need to worry, our surgeons at Surf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will ensure to take good care of you while you are in this vulnerable state. You can trust the remaining staff will do their best to keep you comfortable. Our surgeons will tell you how to manage pain once the pain-blocking nature of the anesthesia wears off.
Contact Us for a Consultation Today
If you’re apprehensive about being administered general anesthesia during your procedure, schedule an appointment with our surgeons today. They can listen to your concerns and satisfy all your doubts. Call Surf City Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at 657-384-2787 to schedule an appointment.