Whether you need a cavity filled or whether you are thinking of getting dentures, at some point or another in your life, you will be required to have a dental procedure aside from your regular cleaning.
No matter what restorative treatment you may be getting done, at SmileCOS Dentistry, Andrew Miller, DDS and Francisco Darquea, DDS recommend you should come in prepapred.
Here is what you can do:
Ask Relevant Questions
When you are getting surgery done for the first time, you may be filled with dozens of questions. Asking those questions can help you give you peace of mind during the procedure.
One of the most common questions is how much pain is involved in the procedure. Fortunately, thanks to cutting-edge dental technology and improved anesthesia, pain is no longer something you should concern yourself with. We will offer you a sedation option that can help you relax during the procedure.
Some other questions that you may ask are, “How long the procedure will take?” “How many sessions will it take to complete?” and “What to eat after the surgery or treatment?”
We will also inform you of the details of the surgeries and any risks and complications associated with the treatment.
It is important that you follow all instructions given to you by the dentist. If you have a condition or take certain medication, provide us with a list of those so that we can determine if they would interfere with your treatment. We may ask you to stop the use of some medication or prescribe you certain antibiotics before the procedure.
Depending on whether you want to take advantage of a sedation option, we may advise you on what to eat or drink before the procedure.
Prepare For Recovery
Preparing yourself for recovery is as important as preparing yourself for the treatment. Although procedures like root canal and surgical extractions may take only a few weeks to heal completely and do not involve too many diet restrictions, procedures like dental implants can take several months to fully heal.
Also, in case you choose sedation, you may require someone responsible to drive you home after a treatment. You may need to avoid regular brushing in the area for some time, but it is important you resume your regular oral care as soon as possible.
If you prepare yourself for a dental procedure, it can help you reduce your fears and decrease the risk of complication. If you do not know what to do, call us today at (719) 394-3304 and we will provide you with the full information about the procedure during a consultation session.
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