Fear and anxiety often arise when people are placed into situations that are unfamiliar to them.
Take oral surgery, for example.
If you have been scheduled to go undergo surgery for your dental concerns, you may have pressing questions.
Familiarizing yourself with the unknown
With the exception of emergency oral surgery, most cases that require oral surgery allow patients ample time to prepare for the procedure mentally and otherwise.
And one of the key steps for preparing for oral surgery is brushing up on your knowledge of the procedure, what to expect, expected results, and aftercare.
And the best person to provide you with a wide array of information and answers related to oral surgery is your Laurich dentist.
In most cases, patients are given the opportunity to talk to their dentists prior to surgery. During this consultation, your Laurich dentist will give you an overview of the procedure as well as provide you with other relevant information.
On the day of your surgery
In general, most patients can go home after undergoing oral surgery. However, it is highly advisable for patients to find someone who can accompany you coming to and from Laurich Dentistry. Due to the use of anesthesia, you may not be in a good condition to drive or travel by yourself.
Apart from that, you may want to have someone around with you when you come home, just to help you with some of your chores or even assist you should complications arise.
Can you eat prior to your oral surgery?
That will depend on the exact procedure you will undergo. If a local anesthesia will be used, you can consume a light meal a few hours before going to the clinic. However, if a general anesthesia will be used, your dentist may recommend an eight-hour fast for you.
After the procedure, your dentist will recommend a soft diet for you and advise against the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
During your consultation with your dentist, he or she will inquire about the medications you are taking. You will be asked to stop taking blood-thinning medication a few weeks prior to the procedure.
Your Laurich dentist will also provide you a list of antibiotics and painkillers. Make sure to purchase these days ahead of your surgery.
Going to the clinic, wear something loose and comfortable. Leave jewelry and your contact lenses at home.
We’d be happy to see you at Laurich Dentistry, contact us today.