Whether you need to get a cavity filled or require a root canal treatment, chances are that at some point in your life, you will require a dental procedure beyond the usual prophylactic dental cleaning. No matter what procedure you need to get done, we at Joshua Austin, DDS FAGD FACD recommend getting yourself ready for it in advance.
Ask Relevant Questions
It can be pretty daunting to get a dental surgery done, no matter how minimally invasive the procedure is. Asking and questions about the procedure can help place your mind at ease. One common question is how much pain the procedure involves. Fortunately, due to advanced anesthesia and sedation methods, pain management is no longer an issue. You can choose the level of sedation you need so that you can relax during the procedure. How long the procedure will take, whether it will require multiple sessions to complete, and details of what the procedure entail and its complications are all good questions to ask.
It is also just as important to follow your dentist's instructions. If you take any medication or have a certain condition, let us know so that we can give you appropriate advice or prescribe antibiotics beforehand. Depending on what kind of anesthesia you prefer, you will most probably also be asked not to eat or drink prior to the surgery. If you are unsure of what to do a day before surgery, call us and let us know your concerns.
Prepare for Recovery
Preparing for your recovery is just as important as preparing for surgery. Although some procedures like root canal and wisdom tooth extraction only require a few days to heal from, others, like dental implants can take months. Additionally, in case you chose sedation, you may need a relative or a friend to take you home immediately after the surgery. Although you may need to avoid regular brushing for a day, it is highly recommended that you start practicing proper oral care as soon as possible.
If you prepare yourself in advance, you will know what to expect during and after the surgery and this can go ways to alleviating your anxiety and reducing risks of complications. If you are not certain about what things you need to do, contact us at (210) 408-7999 today and we will give you full information on your treatment so that you can make an informed decision.
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