Pre-Operative Instructions: Local Anesthesia

Pre-Operative Instructions: Local Anesthesia

*Minors under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian.

If You Will Be Awake

Ask the AOS team if you should alter any of your at-home medications.

  • Blood thinners: Under certain circumstances, it is OK to continue using blood thinners. Please check with our office. You may be asked to get a blood draw before surgery.
  • Diabetic medications: It is typically best to take your usual diabetic medicine unless you are fasting for surgery.
  • Heart and blood pressure medicines: It is important to continue taking these medications; usually, they should not be altered.
  • Asthma: Bring your inhalers to the appointment.