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Before and After Surgery – Tips from Your Oral Surgeon

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An upcoming oral surgery can make you feel nervous, but a little preparation makes the process much easier. Before your surgery date, consult your oral surgeon to determine if you’ll need any prescription medications after the procedure is over. If you do, arrange for these to be ready for pickup immediately following the surgery. You probably won’t be able to pick them up yourself, so designate a friend or family member to obtain them. Dental surgeons understand that patients are fearful and worried before a procedure. Don’t be afraid to discuss your concerns. It’s also a perfect opportunity to talk about your sedation options and distraction methods like music or video to help you relax during surgery.

Transportation Plans

With some types of anesthesia, you may not be able to drive yourself home. Ask a friend or family member to drive you to the clinic on your surgery date. The designated driver will need to stay throughout the procedure, and see that you get home safely. If you have small children at home, you may need assistance during your recovery period.

Diet and Personal Habits: What Oral Surgeons Recommend



Oral surgeons usually give patients specific instructions for eating, drinking, and smoking before and after a scheduled surgery, especially if general anesthesia will be used. Follow all instructions carefully. You should avoid eating and drinking for eight hours before general anesthesia. If your surgery only requires a local anesthetic, you may have a light meal one to two hours before the surgery. You should not smoke for 12 hours before the surgery and at least 24 hours after its completion. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes, and avoid wearing jewelry or contact lenses.

Prepare for Recovery: Diet and Comfort



Dental surgeons generally recommend eating soft foods after oral surgery. If it is difficult to obtain the nutrition you need, consider using meal replacement options like Boost, SlimFast, or Ensure. Plan to take it easy for a few hours or days as you recover. If you experience any unusual pain, swelling, or bleeding during your recovery, contact your oral surgeon for advice.

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