3-rx.comCustomer Support
HomeAbout UsFAQContactHelp
News Center
Health Centers
Medical Encyclopedia
Drugs & Medications
Diseases & Conditions
Medical Symptoms
Med. Tests & Exams
Surgery & Procedures
Injuries & Wounds
Diet & Nutrition
Special Topics

\"$alt_text\"');"); } else { echo"\"$alt_text\""; } ?>

You are here : 3-RX.com > Medical Encyclopedia > Surgeries and Procedures > Local Anesthesia: Preparation & Expectations

Local Anesthesia

Local Anesthesia | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens right after the procedure?

Procedures that use local numbing medication are usually minor. A person may be able to go home soon after a minor procedure, such as getting sutures. If sedatives were used, someone else must drive the person home. This is because sedatives can impair coordination and reflexes for several hours.

Previous section


Next section

Local Anesthesia: Overview & Description


Local Anesthesia: Home Care and Complications

Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/05/01

\"$alt_text\"');"); } else { echo"\"$alt_text\""; } ?>

Home | About Us | FAQ | Contact | Advertising Policy | Privacy Policy | Bookmark Site