Several years ago I decided to take a trip to the dentist after skipping multiple appointments for over 15 years. I truly had a dental anxiety and had a hard time getting over my fears. Thankfully, my dental visit went smoothly with only four cavities identified. What I did find from this dental visit was that there was a great deal of new information and technology that I had been missing out on. Laser-based technology and digital imaging are just a few examples. With this blog, I want you to understand that you can get over your fears and learn about this new technology like I did, so enjoy the information.
If you're lucky, you're going to have your tooth extraction surgery done in no time at all, and you'll be in and out of the dentist's chair. However, not all tooth extractions are so easy. It's wise to prepare ahead of time for the dental visit so you can have the best recovery time.
A dentist's office—such as Conestoga Oral Surgery—will let you know in advance how long they expect your tooth extraction surgery to take, and should also give you advice for preparing for the extraction. This guide can also help you get ready for your dental work so you can get your tooth pulled and get back to your regular activities in as little time as possible.
Take the day off
You never know how you will feel after you have your tooth extraction done, so take the day off of work, school, family, or other activities the day you have your dental work done. If you cannot take the entire day off, then do this: schedule your tooth extraction at the end of the day or as far out in the day as possible so you can finish much of your workday, get your tooth extraction surgery done, then be home to rest the remainder of the day.
Know where you get your meds
Where do you want your prescriptions filled? Odds are, you'll either be getting antibiotics or painkillers—or both—as part of your dental procedure, so know in advance where you want to get your meds filled. Additionally, you may want to try checking with the pharmacy to see what the rules are regarding having other people pick your medications up in the event that you're too sore to do so.
Have someone with you
If you get numbing or sedating medications as part of your dental work, then you may not be able to drive or get yourself home via a taxi, bus, or another mode of transportation on your own. Arrange to have someone come with you while you get your tooth extraction surgery done, or arrange with the dental office staff ahead of time to call you a cab when you are finished with your surgery. They will be happy to help or make phone calls on your behalf so long as they have advance notice and resources are available.
Have a place to rest
You'll want a quiet place to rest and ice or heat your cheek following a tooth extraction surgery. Having a quiet place set aside in advance, even if it's just an armchair with a blanket, will help you feel far more relaxed and at ease when you get home after dental work.Share
29 March 2022