Sedation Dentistry and Anesthesia
Dr. Kenneth Klamut is fully knowledgeable and experienced in various surgical procedures including dental implants, oral pathology, wisdom teeth, and more. For additional information or questions about sedation dentistry or anesthesia, get in touch at 540-432-1300.
What types of anesthesia are there? – Local: this numbs an area of your body, and you are able to stay awake and aware of what is happening. – Conscious Sedation – this is a mild sedative to relax you. You stay awake, but may not remember the procedure afterwards. – General Anesthesia – allows you to be unconscious (fall asleep) during your procedure. You should not feel any pain during your procedure.
We will: – Monitor your heart rate with ECG; your breathing and blood oxygen levels with pulse oximetry, as well as blood pressure and endtidal CO2 capnography as recommended by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. – Allay your fears of IV placement by using the latest techniques of topical local anesthetic to numb your arm prior to IV placement. – Manage any pain you may have after your procedure. – Ensure your comfort before, during, and after the procedure.
Instructions for Patients Receiving IV Anesthesia: 1. Patients who receive any type of sedation must NOT have anything to eat or drink including water for eight hours before surgery. This is for your safety and to prevent vomiting and aspiration. If these instructions are not followed your surgery will be postponed. 2. It is important that a responsible adult accompanies you on the day of surgery. This person MUST stay in our office during the scheduled procedure and be able to drive you home after the surgery. You will not be able to drive on the day of surgery. 3. A parent or guardian must accompany any unmarried patient under 18 years of age at the time of surgery. 4. Brush your teeth and use a mouthwash before reporting to the office for surgery. This decreases the risk of infection, It is preferable to have a light meal the night before your surgery. 5. It is advisable to have someone at home to care for you on the day of surgery. 6. Wear a short sleeve garment that is loose fitting around the arms and neck. Wear low-heeled shoes. Please remove contact lenses, jewelry, make-up, nail polish and watches prior to arrival for surgery. 7. Do not smoke eight (8) hours prior to surgery. 8. If you develop a fever or a cold contact this office immediately. 9. Please be prepared to complete the financial arrangements that were discussed during the consultation appointment. 10. Unless otherwise specified, take all your usual prescribed medications two hours prior to surgery with a sip of water.