Getting oral surgery is something that most people will eventually face at some point in their lives. From the most common type (removal of the wisdom teeth) to other types such as working on an impacted tooth, correcting a malocclusion, and other things, oral surgery is much more common than other forms of surgery. With this in mind, we have collected some information for our patients who may be considering oral surgery.
Tips to Make Your Oral Surgery a Success
The good news is that getting oral surgery is really nothing to be concerned about. With proper preparation, you can make the process go easily and smoothly. After a long time of practicing dentistry in Bloomer, we have put together some tips you can use to help prepare for your oral surgery.
- Educate yourself. You should be sure that you know what kind of surgery you are getting, how the procedure will be performed, and why it is necessary. If there are alternatives, you should understand them so that you can make an informed decision.
- Plan ahead. If you know that you will only be able to eat soft foods for a period of time after your surgery, it’s a good idea to go ahead and stock your refrigerator now. After the surgery, when your anesthesia is beginning to wear off, is not the time to be taking a trip to the grocery store. It’s much better to plan ahead and have enough food for 3-4 days.
- Make sure you have a ride. The anesthetic that is used may do a great job of minimizing your discomfort, but it can also have the effect of rendering you unable to drive. Before you go for your surgery, you need to be sure that you have someone who is coming to pick you up. This should go without saying, but be sure that you select someone who is reliable, as you do not want to be in the position of sitting around in the waiting room trying to find a ride after your surgery has been completed.
- Don’t cheat on your preparations. Some types of oral surgery will require that you make advance preparations, such as fasting beforehand. Take your instructions seriously, and be sure you follow them. Everything your oral surgeon tells you, he or she tells you for a reason. So pay attention, and follow the instructions.
Do You Have Questions?
We know that oral surgery can be a significant ordeal for you. Any dentist in Bloomer will tell you that it is a good idea to be as prepared as you possibly can. Following the above suggestions will help you, but if you should find that you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.
We are here to help you and your family maintain a happy and healthy smile. So pick up the phone and give us a call, or drop by the office. We’ll do our best to help you out!