Do You Need Oral Surgery? Are You Prepared?

SurgeryCurrently scheduled for your first oral surgery appointment? When you know exactly what to expect when you are in need of any kind of dental surgery, it is simply going to make for a much smoother process. The majority of patients who need surgery do so on an outpatient basis, which means that not too long after the surgery is completed you will soon be on your way home to recover. While it is essential for you to carefully follow the dentist's post-op instructions in order to recover successfully, it is also important for you to know what to do before going in for the surgery.

The majority of oral surgeries involve tooth extractions (including impacted wisdom teeth), jaw alignment corrections, replacing missing or damaged teeth, installing dental implants and removing excess tissue from sleep apnea patients.

We welcome any questions you have regarding the dental surgery process.

Preparation is key to a successful dental surgery outcome

Those who are prepared for their upcoming dental surgery are much more likely to have a successful outcome. Depending on the type of surgery is going to ultimately determine the overall preparation process.

Before surgery:

  • Be sure to tell the dentist about both past and current health conditions
  • Be sure to tell the dentist about any drugs, prescriptions currently being taken
  • Be sure to discuss all available anesthesia options
  • Fasting may be a requirement
  • Be sure to get a good night’s sleep
  • Be sure to schedule a ride to and from the dental office
  • Be sure to brush and floss well
  • Do not wear any jewelry
  • Do not wear any makeup
  • Do not wear any perfumes
  • Do not wear any contact lenses
  • Make sure all hair is pulled back and out of the way

A little after surgery advice:

  • Find a comfortable place to rest
  • Use an ice pack for any swelling
  • Eating soft foods is recommended for a few days after the surgery
  • Avoid eating spicy or acidic foods
  • Rinsing the mouth a few times a day with salt water is suggested
  • Take any prescribed antibiotics as directed
  • Do not drive for at least two days
  • Do not smoke! Do not use a straw!

Contact us

We fully understand that dental patients can feel a little apprehensive when it comes to their first oral surgery appointment. Understanding the process allows the patient to have more control when it comes to both preparation and recovery, and that is why we are always available for your surgery-related questions. Thinking about the end result can assist with any nerves, as once the surgery is complete you have taken a necessary step towards your overall good oral health. Good for you!

Please feel free to contact us with any concerns you may have regarding the dental surgery process. We always have the time to answer our patients' questions.

Recent Posts

Toothache? We Can Help

A toothache can mean a variety of problems that we can treat with the best care and comfort.Oral surgery may become necessary in a variety of situations. It is important to note that the patient will not feel any pain during an oral surgery. If oral surgery is necessary, we will go over all details…

There's No Need To Live With Missing Teeth

Schedule an appointment to go over multiple teeth replacement options and regain a full set of teeth.We offer multiple teeth replacement options, depending on the state of your teeth and the dental issue you're experiencing. We will find the best solution to restore your teeth in functionality and appearance.Multiple Teeth Replacement OptionsAt Advanced Dentistry Of…

Full Mouth Reconstruction With Implant Dentistry

It is nice to think your teeth are permanent, but sometimes they are not and you need a full mouth reconstruction. Your adult teeth can become worn down because of years of teeth-grinding and chewing. Normal dental work can also lead to your teeth becoming shorter and less useful. Cavities and pulled teeth can promote…

Don't Let Dental Issues Get In The Way

Visiting an implant dentist can help you regain complete use of your teeth and prevent further issues.As an implant dentist, we can provide you with a sturdy, effective and long-lasting dental implant. Dental implants require the same level of care as regular teeth and do not fall out.Implant DentistAt Advanced Dentistry Of Walnut Creek in…

Recent Posts

Devices To Aid Sleep Apnea Treatment

Devices To Aid Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea treatment has come a long way, and there are now more options available to patients than ever before. If you are tired of disturbing your partner while sleeping, waking up constantly throughout the night and feeling fatigued all day long, then it might be time to consider a device to help with the…

A Quick Guide To Dental Crowns For Your Front Teeth

A Quick Guide To Dental Crowns For Your Front Teeth

Patients who feel self-conscious about their front teeth often consider dental crowns to enhance their smile, but some people worry that repairing the issue could cause other problems to arise. There are several questions and misconceptions regarding dental crowns, especially when it comes to a patient’s front teeth. Common queries include: How much will a…