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4 Vital Tips to Prepare You for Dental Implant Surgery

May 1, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 3:23 pm
Dentists performing a dental implant surgery

Thinking about getting dental implants? That’s fantastic! They’ll not only restore your smile but also offer many other benefits. If you’re feeling nervous about the upcoming placement surgery and unsure how to prepare, don’t worry—it’s straightforward to get ready. At Revival Dentistry, we’re here to guide you through it. Here are four essential tips to help you prepare for dental implant surgery.

Follow Your Dentist’s Instructions

First and foremost, it’s crucial to follow your dentist’s pre-operative instructions precisely. Their detailed guidance is essential for a successful implant surgery. For example, your dentist might advise fasting before the procedure, especially if IV sedation will be used.

This fasting helps enhance the effectiveness of the sedative. To comply, avoid eating anything after midnight on the day before your surgery to ensure you are appropriately relaxed during the placement procedure.

Ask Any Remaining Questions

Before your surgery, it’s important to discuss any remaining treatment questions with your dentist. Once the placement procedure begins, you won’t have an opportunity to ask questions. Clarifying your concerns will help you prepare effectively and understand the process.

This discussion not only reduces dental anxiety but also ensures that you and your dentist are aligned on the treatment plan. Avoiding misunderstandings is crucial to ensure the successful placement of your implants.

Arrange for Transportation

Following implant surgery, it’s important to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home. The procedure often involves sedation, leaving you feeling sleepy and disoriented afterward. It’s safer and more convenient to have your driver accompany you to the dental appointment so you can leave promptly after being discharged.

Clear Your Post-Surgery Schedule

Even after the surgery is complete, it’s important not to immediately resume your normal routine. Plan to take several days off from your schedule to allow yourself time to rest. Your mouth will not be fully healed right after treatment, and you may experience soreness and other effects for a while. Consider taking time off from work and seeking assistance around the house, such as asking friends or family for help with childcare or meals.

By following these tips, you can effectively prepare for dental implant surgery. If you need more advice or additional tips, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local dentist. They can provide further guidance tailored to your specific needs and concerns!

About the Practice

Dr. Nelson Howard and his team specialize in transforming smiles for all ages, offering services that span from teeth whitening to comprehensive oral surgery. Their approachable oral health professionals prioritize your comfort and confidence throughout your treatment journey. Dedicated to patient education, they provide a wide array of procedures aimed at maintaining strong and vibrant smiles. They also specialize in crafting custom dental implants to fill gaps in your smile. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Howard or to learn more about dental implant surgery, please contact their offices: Rancho Bernardo at (858) 451-0550, San Marcos at (760) 599-6559, or visit their website.

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