(856) 335-1775

Thurm Dental Group
925 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108

Planning for Dental Anesthesia

Thank you for choosing Thurm Dental Group to provide your dental care. If you will be receiving general anesthesia, please know that the our level of care meets or exceeds the national standards of care for ambulatory surgical centers.

Please observe the following precautions before your appointment:

  1. No food or drink (not even water) for 8 hours prior to your appointment.
  2. Inform the office team of any recent illness, change in medication, or change in medical history.
  3. Wear loose and comfortable clothing on the day of the appointment.
  4. Remove contact lenses prior to the appointment.
  5. Do not wear any makeup (not even eye makeup), perfume, earrings, or cologne on the day of the appointment.
  6. Brush your teeth vigorously before leaving for your appointment.
  7. Do not smoke the morning of your appointment.
  8. Use the restroom immediately before your appointment.

Post-Operative Instructions and Information

  1. The patient must be accompanied home by a responsible adult.
  2. The remainder of the day should be spent resting at home.
  3. Many of these drugs stay in your system for 24 hours after the procedure. The patient should not drive an automobile, operate any machinery (not even a stove), or make any important business decisions for 24 hours.
  4. The patient should not consume any alcoholic beverages or tranquilizers for 24 hours unless prescribed by Dr. Thurm.
  5. Report any unusual symptoms including dizziness or nausea to Dr. Thurm as soon as they occur.
  6. Some patients experience minor swelling of the lips from manipulation during the visit. If your lips are swollen, place ice on them for five (5) minutes, then remove for five minutes. Repeat as needed.
  7. Some patients may experience a sore throat. This comes from the dry packs we place in your mouth, as well as the medications we use. Use chloraseptic lozenges or spray with salt water rinses to alleviate any discomfort you have.

If you have any questions regarding your anesthetic or dental care, please call our office at (856) 335-1775.

Our patients leave smiling

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Excellent dentist and staff. Seen on time. State of the art equipment and most importantly, correct and good treatment with a conservative approach. Dr. Thurm’s approach is to assess the situation, range of options, whether the treatment is urgent or can wait and proceed from there. Everybody in this facility is both professional and friendly. I wish all businesses were like this.

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Dr. Thurm did a great job as usual and it was great seeing all of you once again. Bob

Robert S.

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I’ve been going to Thurm dental for 25+ years – always professional, nice and of course good at what they do!

Anonymous

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Dr Thurm is New Jersey’s best Dentist and his staff is Wonderful.

Philomena R.

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It was the most positive dental cleaning appointment I have ever had! Carol was very gentle and thorough. I made my next appointment for six months, and now I will be calling to schedule a cleaning for my husband, on the same day.

Carol L.

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Dr. Thurm was wonderful and so accommodating, I felt very safe with him

Donna D.

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I have an absolutely devastating fear of dentists, and had it not been for excruciating tooth pain, I was content to not visit a dental office. My first visit, while in such pain, was probably the most gentle experience I’ve had with a dental office. The staff was definitely sympathetic to my fear, and instead of treating it dismissively or by treating me like a child, they truly made me fee…

Anna S.

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Dr Thurm and his team are not only incredibly talented , they are compassionate , and provide non judgmental care no matter the extent of your dental needs . I’ve had extractions , fillings , and bridgework all pain and anxiety free . That’s why again and again I choose Thurm Dental .

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I have had an abnormal fear of the dentist all my life which led to sever gum disease and I was terrified of what I needed to have done. Dr. Thurm took his time to explain everything that had to be done and he treated me with such kindness and care it was wonderful. I had extractions done, scaling and filings under anesthesia so I did not have to hear or feel what he was doing. I woke up and Dr. T…

Donna D.

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Dr. Thurm and his entire staff are absolutely fantastic!!!

John S.

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I always have a great experience at Thurm Dental…everyone there has mastered the art of being completely professional while at the same time being warm and fun.

Nancy W.

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Best dentist! Highly recommend this office!!

Katie T.

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THE best dentist in the area! I have been going to the Thurm Dental Group since my children were in grade school – they now have children of their own. The entire staff is terrific ( a special shout-out to Lisa!). I have had a lot of dental work done and have never experienced ANY discomfort or pain. Was always anxious about going to the dentist prior to my first visit to Thurm Dental. No mo…

Joyce G.

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As usual,my checkup and cleaning with Lisa and Dr. Thurm was excellent. Always pleasant and friendly, the staff makes you feel welcome.I would highly recommend this dental practice

Anonymous

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Excellent individuals. Caring and compassionate. They always put me at ease.

I. C.

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Great service! My needs and comfort are always part of practitioner’s service.

Gail V.

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Dr. Thurm and staff are the most amazing people. Their support and expertise is above and beyond. I went in with a difficult problem and the reassurance and calmness of Dr. Thurm is just amazing. He makes a terrible procedure turn into an ordinary day. The kindness exhibited – not only from Dr. Thurm but his entire staff – is very much appreciated. I NEVER want him to retire. I know that i…

Suzanne W.

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My visit to Thurm Dental Group was wonderful! I have always been afraid of going to the dentist since my youth.now I am a senior citizen. Dr. Thurm made me UNAFRAID and could not have made me so comfortable. The entire staff was GREAT! I look forward to finally doing the right thing, with a terrific Dr. and staff. Thank You

Irving Z.

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Excellent service geared to myself and my child’s needs.

Ann M.

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Wonderful experience. Professional staff. Was taken on time with no wait. Clean and comfortable office environment. State of the art equipment! Fabulous scheduling reminders for the busy family! Highly recommend!

Lori M.

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  • Monday
    7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday
    7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Thurm Dental Group

925 Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108

(856) 335-1775