Pre-Operative Instructions

Instructions for Specific Types of Anesthesia

Together, you and your dentist will discuss the dental procedure to be completed, as well as the type of anesthesia you will receive. The different types of anesthesia require different pre-operative instructions.  If you have any questions regarding these choices, you should contact Dr. Rider prior to surgery.

Local and/or Nitrous Oxide

Little or no special preparation for either of these types of anesthesia is required other than a current medical history.

Oral Pre-medication

Intravenous "IV" Sedation

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