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How to Prepare for Your Oral Surgery

August 28, 2016
Posted By: William T. McMaugh, DDS
Oral Surgery | William T. McMaugh DDS

If you are getting ready to undergo oral surgery, no matter what kind of procedure, there will like be some kind of preparation needed. Here's some tips on how you can best ensure that you are ready: 

  • Consult your dentist: Depending on your unique surgery and dental health needs, your entire process will be different. Your dentist and team will be able to walk you through all the details for what to expect on the day of your surgery, which is vital. Then, they'll review specific ways in which you should prepare. If you are undergoing a more extensive surgery, and will be receiving general anesthesia, you may be required to not eat or drink prior to the procedure for example. You can also discuss any concerns or questions that you have at this time. 
  • Arrange transportation: If you going to be under general anesthesia, you won't be able to drive yourself after your procedure. It's important that you plan on a friend or family member who can help you get home afterwards safely. This person should be able to drive you to your appointment, and stay in the office during your treatment to ensure that someone is available as soon as you are finished. 
  • What to wear: You should wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes, and avoid wearing jewelry as it can sometimes interfere with the dental team's ability to work. You want to be comfortable after the surgery as well. 
  • Food: Your dentist will also be able to discuss any food restrictions that you can expect during the healing period. For some patients, sticking to soft foods, and items that don't require much chewing will be needed for a period of time after the surgery is completed. If you have any questions about foods that you can eat, your dentist or someone on the dental team should be able to answer that for you. 

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