If you are scheduled for an oral surgical procedure, we will thoroughly inform you about the specifics long before we begin. That involves making arrangements for transportation, getting you up to speed on recovery care, and explaining the medications you'll need to take if any.
If you require general anesthesia, we will likely tell you not to consume any food or drinks beginning the night before the procedure. For that reason, we try to schedule such surgeries in the morning, minimizing the ache from hunger and thirst. General anesthesia generally leaves a patient unable to drive for a time so we may tell you to find a friend or relative who can drive you to and from our office.
Once you get to the procedure room, present all of your pressing questions to Dr. Redlinger. He will explain everything for you and might present you with a sedative or pain medication if you have not fallen asleep during the surgery.