Types of dental oral surgery, what to do to be prepared
In the first part of the article (link to Part 1), we talked about oral surgery and which the major surgery operations are. We also mentioned the nature of dental surgery and the purpose for which it is performed. In this second part, the topic is still dental surgery, more specifically, how to prepare yourself for it. What to do and what not to do, what will benefit us, and what will be harmful? Let’s talk about that!
How to prepare for dental surgery?
You have to be well prepared for a successful surgery. Tooth extraction or any tooth-related surgery (root canal, implantation) is usually a simple, low-bleeding, invasive medical intervention. Nonetheless, it is advisable to prepare ourselves thoroughly. Better if we choose conscious preparation instead of anxiety, self-blame or fear. Doing so, we have a much better chance that the dental surgery will be a quick and painless procedure, 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 person or object that is important to us.
A common reaction is anger, in which yourself or your dentist are blamed for losing your tooth. You ask yourself why didn’t I cleaned it more, why didn’t I go to regular check-up, and so on. 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 energy to heal quickly.
Tooth extraction and all other oral surgery operations will be most successful if the patient is in excellent mental and health condition. Furthermore, prepared, not anxious and confident that it is in the best hands! Conscious preparation for dental surgery is a greater chance of painless intervention and optimal, fast recovery!
Before the surgery, it is recommended to undergo thorough, professional tartar removal, reputation and tooth polishing. These precautions can help to maintain a healthy mouth after surgery and prevent the operating area from becoming infected or possibly inflamed. Prevention is of paramount importance to ensure the most effective healing of the body following the surgery.
What about eating before oral surgery
The common question, can I eat before treatment? In fact, you have to eat! – say the expert. If our blood sugar is low, we are more excited before and during the procedure. Plus, during surgery, your saliva production increases, which will make the dentist’s job more difficult. On the other hand, you should not eat for a while after the surgery, so it is better to sit in the dental chair without being hungry. It is not advisable to eat heavy, fatty foods and do 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 a huge 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 to not taking your medication. It is important that in such cases, doctors may need a few days to consult and make changes to certain medicine temporarily. Your dentist will primarily recommend antibiotics and painkillers if she or he finds it necessary.
Many people don’t know, but it is important that you do not take Aspirin for a few days before and after the procedure. The reason why is because the active ingredient in it slows down the blood to clot. Vitamin C, multivitamin supplements can and should be taken regularly before and after treatment, since it helps to help to heal! If you are about to have major dental surgery, you may want to take a day off and rest at home after the surgery.
As we saw, you can consciously prepare yourself for dental surgery, and do it for your own interest. If you have any comments on this subject, please write in the Comment part. If you would like to know more about the subject (oral surgery), please Contact Us!
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