How to Prepare for Oral Surgery

How to Prepare for Oral Surgery

Dec 11, 2020

Some dental issues can be resolved with non-invasive treatments. In some cases, oral surgery is necessary. There are many different dental issues that you might face, and there are a variety of surgeries for each one.

If you are currently dealing with an oral concern, be sure to talk to our dentists today. Our dentists can address the issue and help you to get the treatment you need. Our dentists are committed to helping you feel healthy and comfortable.

Scheduling Oral Surgery

The first step in the process is a consultation. You will need to meet with one of our dentists to see what type of surgery or other treatment you will need.

At this time, our dentist will also help you prepare for the surgery. All surgeries are different, so it’s important to talk to our dentist about the specific surgery you are having done.

Transportation from Oral Surgery

If you are having anesthesia during your oral surgery, you will need to find transportation home. You might ask a friend or family member to help you get home.

Additionally, you might like to have a friend or family member stay with you and help you at home as you recover.

How to Recover from Oral Surgery

After any procedure, it’s important to follow the guidelines of your dentist. This will allow you to recover as smoothly as possible. In most cases, recovery is easy, but you should always contact your dentist if you experience any unusual symptoms.

When your oral surgery is finished, you will be given information about the recovery process. Here are some of the guidelines you may be asked to follow:

  • Elevate your head when you sleep.
  • Avoid strenuous activities, such as working out.
  • Use a cold compress to ease swelling.
  • Rinse your mouth with saltwater 24 hours after surgery.
  • Maintain good dental hygiene habits, including brushing and flossing your teeth.
  • Avoid foods that are too hot or too cold.
  • Eat soft foods and liquids.

You may need oral surgery at some time in your life. If this happens, find a dentist you can trust to help you through the process. Our dentists at Colonia Dental Associates offer many treatment options and can help you to feel at ease.