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Posted on 4/20/2020 by Dr. Michael Allard
Before you get any type of surgery, you have to make preparations. Many people think the only preparations they need are the ones that the doctor tells them to do. When it comes to oral surgery, there are several things you can do that can make the procedure easier. These things include preparing for before, during and after the oral surgery procedure.
Preparations at HomeWhile there are many oral surgery procedures that you can recover from relatively quickly, it is still a good idea to prepare for when you leave our office and return home. You need to make sure that you have what you will need for your recovery on hand before the surgery. This includes soft foods and pain medications. Having these things ready before the surgery helps avoid the stress you would feel if you had to figure out how to get what you need. Some of the other preparations involve the planning for getting to the appointment, getting home from the appointment and having someone to help you once you get home. These are things that most people will need, but the extent to which they need help will vary depending on the type of oral surgery and their ability to manage things on their own.
Preparing YourselfIt is a good idea to make sure you have these things in place, but that is only part of what you can do to prepare for oral surgery. Getting yourself in the right frame of mind is a very important thing to do before the oral surgery. That means, finding a way to relax before going to your appointment. The more you mentally prepare yourself for the surgery, the easier it is to go through it. This type of preparation can help relieve the stress of having oral surgery done. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.