Wisdom Teeth Removal: How to Prepare for the Procedure
Wisdom teeth removal surgery can be very anxiety-inducing for someone who has never had surgery before. Being properly prepared and educated on the process can help to ease those pre-surgery nerves and result in a more positive experience. Parkcrest Dental Group has done thousands of wisdom teeth removal procedures and we are experts at making the surgery go smoothly and prepare the patient for what is to come. In today’s blog, we will discuss some methods and steps to take in order to have the best surgery experience possible.
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Questions to Ask Before Your Wisdom Teeth Removal
Before you have your wisdom teeth removal procedure, you will have a consultation appointment with your surgeon. This is the best opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your surgery. Do not worry if you question seems silly or irrelevant. As our patient, any questions, doubts, or fears should be addressed and we are happy to resolve them. Here are some baseline questions you can draw on for inspiration:
- What type of anesthesia will I be receiving?
- What is your recommended routine for preparing, and recovering from the procedure?
- Have my wisdom teeth caused damage with any of my other teeth?
- How long is the procedure going to take?
- How long should I take off from work/school before I can return?
- What can or should I bring with me to the procedure?
Any question you have please ask us, we want you to be as comfortable and relaxed for the procedure as possible.
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Steps to Take to Prepare for Wisdom Teeth Removal
There are a few things that you can do that will apply to basically every wisdom teeth removal situation. These are some basic guidelines that should help to make your surgery a more pleasant experience.
- Bring a Friend or Loved One – Not only will you get moral support from a friendly face, but you will also have someone there to take care of you and transport you back home as you recover from the anesthesia.
- Stock up on foods that require little to no chewing – If you love ice cream, yogurt, or soup, then this will be easy for you. Make sure anything you consume will not aggravate your stitches. Also, make sure your meals are easy to prepare, you will likely be feeling the effects of a painkiller so preparing complicated recipes will be out of the question.
- Come dressed in comfort – We recommend a t-shirt and sweatpants when you head to surgery. A t-shirt helps to avoid needing your sleeves rolled up if you receive an IV, and the sweatpants help you stay warm and comfortable before and after the procedure. Being comfortable for your wisdom teeth removal can be key to a pleasant experience.
- Keep your work or school informed on your situation and timeline for recovery – This can save you the stress of worrying about recovering before you are ready. Typically as long as you are timely in explaining your needs, people will be understanding of your situation.
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Contact Parkcrest Dental Group for Further Questions
We are experienced and knowledgeable regarding any dental question and have the friendly staff ready to answer any questions or concerns. If you think you may need a wisdom teeth removal procedure call us to set up a consultation today.