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How To Help Your Oral Surgery Go More Smoothly

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Oral surgery is not something to be taken lightly, which is why Dr. Suarez will look to see if you can get help from other dental treatments. However, there are times when the best way to stay healthy is with an oral surgery procedure. For example, those impacted wisdom teeth are not going to come out by themselves.

Call Healthy Dental Expressions today at 561-877-3673 to schedule your next appointment with a highly experienced dentist like Dr. Suarez.

When Oral Surgery Is Needed

Dr. Suarez is highly trained in oral surgery. While he will always look to find a non-surgical treatment that does the job, he knows when an oral surgery procedure is the only option left. These include the following:

  • You have a wisdom tooth that needs a dental extraction.
  • You need to remove a tooth that’s too damaged or infected to stay.
  • You are looking to improve the shape of your smile.
  • You need to move your sinuses or strengthen your jawbone to take a dental implant.
  • You need to add healthy gum tissue.

That’s why you need to call our Lake Worth, FL dental office today at 561-877-3673 for an oral surgery appointment. Unfortunately, there are times with oral surgery just cannot be avoided.

Preparing For A Smooth Oral Surgery Procedure

Although oral surgery procedures with Dr. Suarez are routine, there are a few things you can do to help your appointment go more smoothly in our dental office and at home.

– Read all instructions given to you by Dr. Suarez beforehand.

You’ll probably get a list of instructions from Dr. Suarez or one of our team before your oral surgery appointment. Make sure you read all of them a few days before your visit. That way, you have time to call us if you have any questions or need some help understanding what they mean. You don’t want to realize the night before that you should have been doing something all along.

– Get some books, shows, or games ready for resting afterward.

When you get home from our Lake Worth, FL dental office, chances are you’ll need some time to rest and relax. Since there’s only so much time you can spend napping in one day, that means you’ll need something to keep you entertained. Line up some things like books, shows, or games to pass the time while you’re healing.

– Go to the grocery store and get soft, bland foods.

You’ll still need to eat after your oral surgery procedure. Because this is surgery on your mouth, you won’t be in any shape to eat spicy, chewy foods. Before your day of the appointment, go to the store and stock on foods that are bland and easy to eat. Soup, yogurt, and mashed potatoes are good choices.

– Lay out some comfortable clothes and leave behind any makeup of facial jewelry.

There’s no need to “dress to impress” on the day of your oral surgery procedure. You want to wear something casual and comfortable instead. Laying those clothes out beforehand could make a morning appointment easier to attend. The same is true for makeup and facial jewelry. Please leave all earrings, noserings, and piercings at home.

– Make sure there are a few cold pack in your freezer.

While pain medication can be prescribed for after your oral surgery is done, sometimes a cold pack can work wonders. Resting it on the outside of your mouth can reduce both pain and swelling. However, they do nothing unless they’re actually cold. Make sure you know where they are, then put them in the freezer the night before.

– Skip all food and drink eight hours before your appointment begins.

Oral surgery may be routine but it’s still surgery. That’s why you’ll likely have to avoid any food or drink starting eight hours before your appointment begins. You can always drink water and take any prescription medicine, just hold off on any snacks or meals.

Call us TODAY at 561-877-3673 or use our convenient online form to schedule your next appointment at Healthy Dental Expressions. Dr. Suarez has the experience to help avoid oral surgery when possible and to use oral surgery when necessary.