What to expect on the day of your procedure
You will receive complete instructions from Dr. Forster's office.
These will include:
• Instructions to follow prior to surgery
• Date and time to arrive at the office for your procedure
It is important to follow the instructions and procedures carefully. They are designed to help ensure that your anesthetic and surgery are performed as efficiently and safely as possible.
Your arrival time at Dr. Forster's office will be about 10 minutes prior to the start of the procedure. You will be seen by Dr. Forster and Dr. Maryniak before going to sleep and will have the opportunity to ask any further questions at that time.
If you wish, you can have somebody come in with you until the IV is started. When you are about to go to sleep that person will go back to the waiting area. Most procedures will take 20-30 minutes, although some can be as long as 1 hour.
Following the procedure, once you are awake, your ride will be asked to come in and the nurse will go through your post-operative instructions. Any areas in your mouth that might be uncomfortable afterwards, (for example, dental extractions) will have had freezing put in while you werre asleep. That way you will wake up numb but comfortable.
Most patients are ready to go home about 20 to 30 minutes after the end of the procedure.