In our practice, there is no reason that you should ever feel discomfort. If you are anxious or apprehensive regarding any aspect of your procedure such as the injection of local anaesthetic, the vibration or sound of the drill, having someone working in your mouth, or just the thought of the procedure itself, you are in good company. Our office has been specially equipped and staffed to provide our patients with anaesthetic treatment options to best suit their treatment needs.
The majority of Dr. Johnson’s surgical procedures are performed with sedation, deep sedation, or general anaesthesia. This allows us to provide the best quality of care in as comfortable and efficient a manner as possible.
In Ontario, the administration of anaesthesia within an oral and maxillofacial surgical facility is carefully regulated by the RCDSO, and each facility is accredited on an annual basis. The safety, efficacy, and track record of anaesthetics administered in this manner are second to none.
Preoperative Instructions for Patients Receiving Sedation and Anaesthesia
Patients should fast (have nothing to eat or drink) from midnight or at least 8 hours prior to their procedure.
Water only (in small quantities) may be consumed up to 3 hours prior to the procedure.
Regular prescribed medications should be taken with water sips or as modified by Dr. Johnson. Patients who use inhalers or have emergency medications such as epi-pens or nitro spray should bring their medications with them to their appointment.
Loose fitting, comfortable clothing should be worn. Ideally, the top will have short sleeves or be loose enough so that the sleeves can be rolled up. Patients who use contact lenses should wear their glasses or remove their contacts prior to their procedure.
A responsible adult will be required to accompany the patient home. Patients will not be legally fit to drive and should not operate any machinery for 18 hours following their anesthetic.