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How to Best Prepare for Oral Surgery


Posted on 12/20/2016 by Doctor Haigney
A woman in need of an oral surgery.
If you are scheduled to have oral surgery, you may be wondering what steps you can take to make the entire process go smoothly. There are a few things you should do to prepare yourself.

Getting Ready for Oral Surgery

The first thing you should do is make sure to talk with your oral surgeon. He or she can tell you whether you will need any specific type of medications once the procedure has been completed. If so, you should talk to a family member or a friend and have them ready to pick up the medications and bring them to you, as you will likely not feel up to getting them yourself.

You should also make sure you ask your oral surgeon any questions you may have about the procedure. Doing this can help alleviate any fear or anxiety you may be feeling.

Talk with a friend or family member about driving you home after the procedure. Many types of surgery require anesthetics that will leave you unable to drive afterwards. Speaking of anesthetics, check with your doctor to see whether you should refrain from eating or drinking before the procedure. As you may know, some types of anesthetics can cause nausea and vomiting, so check on this before you eat prior to surgery.

Make sure you dress comfortably when you go in for surgery. Don't wear clothing that is tight or restrictive, and make sure that you wouldn't mind if whatever you are wearing got stained, as this does sometimes happen during oral surgery.

If you normally wear contact lenses, leave them at home and use glasses instead. The fewer things you have to deal with, the better off you will be. By taking these simple steps, you can help ensure that your oral surgery goes smoothly.

Please contact us if you have any questions about preparing for oral surgery.
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