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Minor Oral Surgery with Local Anaesthetic

You have been given an appointment to have a minor oral surgery procedure under local anaesthetic.  This means you will be awake and will have an injection to numb the area, similar to going to the dentist.


The length of the procedure varies depending on what type of surgery you are having.

If you are unable to keep this appointment please give us at least 24 hours notice of cancellation, so that we can reallocate the time.  Failure to do so could result in treatment being refused.

We do our best to keep to time, but due to the nature of the treatment we provide this is not always possible and sometimes the clinic runs late.  We apologise in advance if this happens on your appointment day.  If you wish, you may call the surgery to confirm the appointment time one hour before you are due to arrive.

Before Your Appointment

We recommend that you eat and drink and take any regular medication as normal before coming in for your appointment unless we, or your GP, tell you otherwise.


Some people who have local anaesthetic on an empty stomach feel faint.  Having something to eat beforehand will help avoid this.


It is not necessary that you have somebody to accompany you to your appointment, but we do recommend it.  You or the person accompanying you will have to arrange suitable transport home afterwards.

If you have any questions or concerns about the above (or indeed anything else to do with your referral), please contact us or let the Oral Surgeon know on the day of your treatment.

Click here to go to our general Minor Oral Surgery page for patients, which has useful information including FAQs, meet the Oral Surgeons and post operative instructions.

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