Driving Home After Oral Surgery

Can I Drive Home After Oral Surgery?

Can I Drive Home After Surgery? Short Answer: No. 

If it is scheduled for you to undergo sedation for the duration of your treatment, it is important to know that you will not be in proper condition to be able to drive yourself home afterward. Even after our team gives you the go-ahead to leave, effects may still linger. For oral surgery procedures involving sedation or anesthesia be sure to have a family member or friend who is able to drive you home after the procedure. 

Why Does Surgery Involve The Use of Anesthesia or Sedation?

This idea can be intimidating, but here at Alfano Oral Surgery, we take the highest precautions and safety measures during our surgeries. We also constantly train our team on the most up-to-date techniques. Anesthesia and sedation enable you to be in a position where you do not have to endure any type of pain and helps everything go as smoothly as possible during surgeries. 

What Type of Anesthesia/Sedation is Used During Oral Surgery?

There are a variety of different types of anesthesia and sedation that may be used in your oral surgery treatment depending on what your needs are. Patients who choose local anesthesia (just numbing) can drive home after any oral surgery. Here is a list of some forms we may use:

  • General Anesthesia 
  • IV Sedation
  • Local Anesthesia 
  • Nitrous Oxide 

You can find a full breakdown of what each of these types do on this page.

It is our pleasure to keep patients educated on the latest information regarding their dental needs. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us

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