How to Prepare for a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

 

oral-surgery-fears-300x199As one of the most commonly performed oral surgeries, wisdom tooth extraction can be anxiety inducing for someone who has never had surgery before. Understanding the procedure and knowing how to prepare yourself, both mentally and physically can help calm your nerves and make the experience as smooth and easy as possible.

Questions to Ask During Consultation

Before you actually get your wisdom teeth removed, you will have a consultation appointment with the surgeon. During this time, it is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have. There are no bad questions, silly questions, unnecessary questions, dumb questions, or anything but important questions. If you, as the patient, are asking it, then it is important to the surgeon and staff to answer it. You can address your fears or preconceptions, you can ask about financial procedures, you can ask about the actual procedure or anything else that crosses your mind. The surgeon and his staff are going to be your best, most accurate and relevant source of information, so don’t skip out on this opportunity. Here are some example questions that you can draw from:

  • Will I have local anesthesia or sedation anesthesia (will I be unconscious or just numbed)?

  • How long will the procedure last?

  • Has the wisdom teeth already done damage to other parts of my teeth or jaw?

  • Will I need more procedures in the future?

  • What are the risks?

  • How long will I need to heal?

  • What is your recommended routine before and after the procedure?

  • Can I bring a stress ball or music to calm myself down before the procedure?

If you have any questions for us now, we are happy to answer them. Contact Austin Oral surgery today.