Oral surgeries, how to prepare for oral surgery (Part 2)

Oral surgeries, how to prepare for oral surgery (Part 2)

Types of oral surgeries, what to do to prepare properly

In the first part of the article (link to Part 1), we talked about oral surgeries and significant primary operations. We also mentioned the nature of dental surgery and the purpose for which it is necessary. In this second part, the topic is still dental surgery, specifically, preparing yourself for it. Let’s talk about that! What to do and what not to do, what will benefit us, and what will be harmful?

How to prepare for oral surgeries?
You have to prepare yourself for a successful surgery. Tooth extraction or tooth-related surgery (root canal, implantation) is usually a simple, low-bleeding, invasive medical intervention. Nonetheless, it is advisable to prepare ourselves thoroughly. It is better to choose conscious preparation instead of anxiety, self-blame, or fear. Doing so gives us a much better chance that dental surgery will be quick and painless, followed by a faster recovery.

The loss of a tooth has psychological implications too. In essence, this also results in grief reactions, just like the loss of any important person or object to us.

A common reaction is anger, in which you blame your dentist or yourself for losing your tooth. You ask yourself why you didn’t clean it more, why you didn’t go to regular check-ups, and so on. There are general, well-known reactions, but neither self-blame nor blaming others bring us closer to the solution. Such behavior wastes time and energy. In turn, we need the power to heal quickly.

Tooth extraction and other oral surgery operations will be most successful if the patient has excellent mental and health conditions. Conscious preparation for dental surgery is a greater chance of painless intervention and optimal, fast recovery! Furthermore, be prepared, not anxious, and confident that it is in the best hands!

Prevention is paramount to ensure the most influential body healing following the surgery. Before the surgery, you must undergo a thorough professional tartar removal, reputation, and tooth polishing. These precautions can help maintain a healthy mouth after surgery and prevent the affected area from becoming infected or inflamed.

What about eating before oral surgery
The common question is, can I eat before treatment? You have to eat! – says the expert. If our blood sugar is low, we are more excited before and during the procedure. Your saliva production increases during surgery, making the dentist’s job more difficult. On the other hand, you should not eat for a while after the surgery, so sitting in the dental chair is better without being hungry. It is not advisable to eat heavy, fatty foods and not overload your body with digestion.

So, eat light, nutritious meals on the day of your oral surgery, but don’t go to the surgery with a full stomach. Drink plenty of fluids (preferably clean water) 1-2 hours before the procedure. After the surgery, do not plan an enormous feast; prepare your meals to be pasty, easy to chew, and, if possible, contain no dairy for a few days.

Taking medicines before dental surgery
If you regularly take more medications such as heart medicines, antipsychotics, and so on, your dentist may ask the advice of your GP. Your doctor or family doctor may advise you not to take your medication. It is essential that in such cases, doctors may need a few days to consult and make changes to particular medicine temporarily. Your dentist will primarily recommend antibiotics and painkillers if they find them necessary.

Vitamin C multivitamin supplements can and should be taken regularly before and after treatment since it helps to help to heal! Many people don’t know, but you mustn’t take Aspirin for a few days before and after the procedure. The reason is that the active ingredient slows the blood to clot. If you are about to have major dental surgery, you may want to take a day off and rest at home afterward.

As we saw, you can consciously prepare for oral surgeries and do it in your interest. If you want to know more about the topic (dental surgery), don’t hesitate to contact us! Please write in the Comment part if you have any comments. If you first found Part 2 of the article, you can read Part 1 here!

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Source: iliDent Implantology and Oral Surgery Center Budapest © Copyright 2020 iliDent.com


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