Post-Operation Instructions for the Person Accompanying the Patient whom has had Intravenous Sedation:
Many complex oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures are most comfortable and safely performed with assistance of intravenous (IV) medications to control pain and anxiety. Patients receiving IV medications in the surgeon's office always remain in the recovery area and are observed by the professional staff until the effects of the medications are sufficiently gone to allow the patient to safely leave under the accompaniment of an adult. The effects of IV medication, however, can persist up to 12 hours after dismissal from the office. Furthur instructions include:
If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to call the office. If it is after business hours, there will be a number provided for emergencies on our recording.
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