Dental surgery may feel stressful to you if you don’t know what to expect. Fortunately, your oral surgeon is there to not just carry out the medical procedures you need but also answer any questions you have. Here are three things to know that may give you peace of mind and make the experience better.
How Will the Surgery Make a Difference in Your Dental Health?
Sometimes, the reason for your dental work may not immediately be clear to you. Talk with your surgeon about the reasons for your surgical procedures and how it will improve your dental health.
Will You Need Someone to Drive You?
Often, dental surgery requires that you get some kind of anesthesia for pain relief during your procedure. Depending on what kind of anesthesia you receive, you may not be awake enough after the procedure to drive safely. Asking about this ahead of time gives you a chance to arrange for a ride from a friend or family member.
What Can You Do for Post-Surgical Pain Relief?
Some discomfort is common after oral surgery. Talk to your doctor about the best ways to reduce your discomfort. That may include taking over-the-counter pain relievers as directed, as well as eating soft foods for a few days. Having those items on-hand at home before your procedure can give you peace of mind.
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