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Make Sure You're Prepared for Oral Surgery These 5 Tips

February 15, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Har Simran K. Virdee
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We want your oral surgery at our Monroe Township, NJ dental office to happen without complications and for healing to be comfortable for you. This is why we recommend a few steps to ensure success with your procedure.

1. Schedule a Preventive Exam First

Before performing surgery, it is a good idea to schedule a preventive dental appointment to rule out gum disease or decay. Bacteria inside the mouth can impact how your gums and bone heal. 

If you have periodontal disease, we may recommend treating that condition first, especially when placing dental implants or bone grafting.

2. Take Any Medication Required for Surgery

If you have been prescribed medication by your regular physician or dentist to take prior to your oral surgery appointment, be sure to take it as directed.

Special rinses or antibiotics are common pre-surgery procedures.

3. Be Sure to Know if You Can Eat Before Your Appointment

If you are being sedated, you may need to avoid eating before your appointment. We will go over any instructions when we schedule or call to confirm your appointment, so you know exactly what to do.

Foods you eat before sedation dentistry can cause nausea or affect how the sedative medication affects you.

4. Have a Friend or Family Member Drive You

Even if you are not being sedated, you might want to have someone drive you to your appointment for your own comfort. This way, you can focus on yourself and let a loved take care of you.

5. Shop for Soft Foods Before Your Procedure

You will likely need to avoid certain foods immediately following an oral surgery appointment and for the next few days. Shop ahead of time, so you can spend the rest of the day relaxing instead of navigating around the supermarket.

For more information or to schedule oral surgery in Monroe Township, NJ, contact Monroe Dental Arts today.

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