Do I need to take any time off work?

October 18, 2019

Usually it will be necessary to take a few days off work and avoid strenuous exercise for this time. Depending on the type of anaesthetic used, you may well be able not to drive (24 hours after intravenous sedation or after a general anaesthetic).

Immediately following a general anaesthetic, you may feel tired dizzy or weak. You must have somebody to collect you and stay with you for the first 24 hours.

During the first 24 hours you must not drive or operate any motorised vehicles or electrical equipment, sign any legal documents, make any important decisions, or drink any alcohol.

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Nicholas Lee: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Sheffield UK