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Preparing for Oral Surgery

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The prospect of having oral surgery can be daunting for many people. Perhaps it's a necessary procedure, such as tooth extraction or a root canal. Maybe you're considering having dental implants to improve the quality of your smile. No matter what the reason, going into oral surgery, knowing what to expect can go a very long way towards alleviating your anxiety. Here are a few things you can do to make the experience a positive one.

Follow Any Instructions You're Given

After you make your appointment for oral surgery, you'll be given a list of instructions. It can cover everything from what to eat (or not eat) to what to wear to make yourself comfortable. These weren't designed to inconvenience you, particularly the instructions regarding food and drink. If you're undergoing a procedure where you'll be sedated, a full stomach can interfere with that—or make you feel absolutely horrible afterward. Likewise, not wearing certain types of jewelry or clothing will help your oral surgeon set you up with equipment such as heart or blood pressure monitors.

Don't Be Afraid to Ask Questions

Your oral surgeon will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about your upcoming procedure. If a detail concerns you, even if you think it's a minor thing, don't hesitate to bring it up. No surgeon wants you to be in pain or dread the surgery, and you shouldn't try to hide your fears if you have them. Fear of dentistry is a widespread issue, so take the time to explore your options regarding sedation and pain medication. At the same time, however, your surgeon should be sensitive and shouldn't dismiss your feelings if you're nervous. Go with your instincts and ensure that you're as well-informed as you can be.

Get a Ride from a Friend or Family Member

Oral surgery is just that—surgery. Very few people undergo oral surgery without sedation of some kind, but even if you've only received numbing medication, you'll probably be a little out of it when the surgery's over. Drugged driving can be as bad or worse than drunk driving, so make plans to have someone bring you to and from the surgeon's office. The support staff will let your driver know if he or she has to remain at the office during your procedure or can be called when everything's done; this usually depends on how long the surgery will take. It's also a good idea for your driver to help you get settled when you get home, even if you feel okay. If you've had sedation, it usually takes some time for it to completely wear off, so it's always good to have someone around to keep an eye on you for a little while.

Whatever your reason for having oral surgery, being informed and prepared is essential for both your comfort and peace of mind throughout the process of prep and healing. Once it's over, follow your dentist's instructions carefully, and you can enjoy your newly healthy mouth!

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