Preparations before Having Dental Surgery

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Dental surgery is a common practice that many people experience. One of the most common procedures is to remove wisdom teeth, but there can be various causes to undergo dental surgery. To make sure your procedure is successful; you should listen carefully to your oral surgeon and follow their specific advice. However, there are also a few general things you can do in terms of preparations to make sure your surgery is as free of worry as possible.

Ask for the prescription in advance

The first thing you need to make sure of is that you have everything sorted for when your surgery has been performed. This will help you to avoid worrying about things when you are feeling dizzy or in pain after the surgery. If your dental surgeon is prescribing pain killers for you to take after the surgery, ask them to write the prescription one day in advance. Then you don't have to go to the pharmacy right after the surgery but can do it the day before and have the medicine available when you come home afterwards.

Arrange for transportation and help

Another preparation you can do in advance to make your life after surgery easier is to make arrangements for transportation and care. Make sure you have someone to pick you up after surgery to drive you home, or make sure you book a taxi service in advance. You won't be able to drive after the anaesthetic, and getting on public transport while feeling dizzy and in pain might not be such a good idea. You should also make sure you have someone that can check in on you during your recovery time. If you have pets or children you should arrange for someone to take care of them for a few days while you are recovering.

Eat and drink well

You should also be aware that you won't get to eat or drink anything prior to the surgery. Therefore you should make sure you eat a lot of healthy food before you have to go on the short term diet. Drink a lot of water as well to prevent dehydration and a feeling of malnourishment before or during the surgery.

Wear the right clothes

One last important thing to consider when having dental surgery done is what you are wearing. You should opt for short-sleeved sweaters in case you have to get shots injected to your arm. You should also be aware that fluids and saliva might spill on your clothing. This is why you should wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Also make sure you don't wear any jewellery, as you most certainly will be asked to take it off before the surgery anyway. 


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