If you plan ahead of time, oral surgery can go much more smoothly. You may feel more at ease about what needs to be done if you know what to expect ahead of time.
When preparing for the big day, make sure to follow these nine simple steps!
1. Carefully read your Pre-instructions
If your dentist gives you instructions before your surgery, make sure you read them! This will inform you about your anesthesia and how to prepare for it. It will also include any special instructions that are specific to your procedure.
2. Make sure you have a ride
You will not be able to drive or get home on your own after anesthesia. As a result, make arrangements for a family member or friend to drive you to and from your visit. If no one is available to drive you, you will have to wait at the dentist’s office until it is safe to call a cab.
If you’re going to have surgery, your doctor may suggest that you should not eat or drink anything for several hours before the procedure. You should also avoid taking any medications. Doing so will help to reduce the risk of complications during the surgery.
4. Comfortable clothes
You should wear comfortable clothes for your procedure. You may not be able to wear a shirt with sleeves, as nurses may need to monitor your vitals while you’re under anesthesia. Wear loose-fitting pants or shorts, so it is easy for a doctor to monitor your blood pressure and other vitals.
5. Bring a box
Bring a container to keep removable bridgework, partial plates, or dentures while the treatment is being done.
6. Pick up your medication in advance
You will need to be fully recovered once your operation is completed. As a result, you won’t be allowed to go outside to get medication. Before your treatment, make sure to stop by the pharmacy to pick up any prescriptions you’ll need for the healing period.
7. Arrive early
If you’re going to see a doctor, dentist, or other professional, make sure you plan to arrive about 20 minutes before your scheduled appointment. You’ll need time to complete any paperwork and ask any remaining questions you may have.
8. Get good amount of sleep
It is always a good idea to get a good night’s sleep before your procedure. In order to avoid putting pressure on your mouth, ask your dentist if there are any sleeping positions they recommend (if it is relevant to your particular procedure).
9. Ask any outstanding questions
If you have any questions about your procedure, recovery, or the risks and benefits, please ask! We at My Dental Implants wants our patients to be well-informed and confident before undergoing any oral surgery.
Please don’t be afraid to ask any questions you may have regarding your oral surgery. Contact our friendly team at My Dental Implants in Auckland right away.