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How to Prepare for Impacted Tooth Surgery

Posted on 2/2/2024 by Weo Admin
Woman speaking with dentist before tooth surgery at Elite Dental of Natick in Natick, MAThe thought of having surgery to extract an impacted tooth - often a wisdom tooth - can be a scary one. However, with proper preparation, you may ensure the procedure and recovery go off without a hitch.

Acquaint Yourself With the Procedure

Have a detailed conversation with your oral surgeon on the procedure, any risks involved, and how you will recover. Your anxieties may subside if you fully understand the process.

Time Spent Fasting Before Surgery

Anyone who is going to be given a general anesthetic will be requested to fast before the operation. The exact time that you should stop eating and drinking will be communicated to you by your surgeon.

Get Off the Road

You probably will not be able to get yourself home from the surgery due to the sedation. It would be best if you were transported home by an individual who, ideally, will accompany you in the early hours following your surgery.

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You should tell your surgeon if you use any vitamins or over-the-counter medications. Make sure everyone is aware of any allergies you may have, particularly to drugs or anesthesia.

Steps to Take Following Surgery

Make sure you understand the post-operative care guidelines before your dental surgery. These instructions will include how much exercise you should have, what to eat, and how to handle swelling and pain.

Set Up Your Space for Recovery

Get yourself settled into a cozy spot at home so you may relax following the procedure. Be sure to have some cushions on hand to prop your head up, ice packs to reduce swelling, and some forms of entertainment, such as books or movies, close at hand.

Reducing anxiety and facilitating a more rapid recovery are two benefits of being well-prepared for impacted teeth surgery. With these guidelines, you can face your surgery with assurance and look forward to a relaxing and speedy recovery. Contact us through our website to schedule an appointment with us today.

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