Wisdom Teeth Removal: What are pre-extraction considerations?

 

photodune-7931994-be-prepared-xs-300x192Do you need to have your wisdom teeth removed? If you have an upcoming tooth extraction scheduled, you might be wondering if there are any pre-extraction considerations you need to make. Before any type of surgical treatment, it is important to follow any and all special instructions prior to your appointment.

Prior to your procedure, we will send you home with helpful materials you should study. These information packets will detail what you need to do to prepare for your procedure as well as enjoy an optimal recovery. Following is some helpful information on pre-extraction considerations for your upcoming treatment.

Arrange for Transportation

When removing wisdom teeth, an oral surgeon will normally utilize anesthetic medication and sedation to maintain a person’s comfort. These prescription drugs can impair motor function and their effects can last for quite some time after treatment. Because of these medications’ effects, patients must arrange for transportation to and from their appointment. Be sure to ask for a ride in advance and check with the person giving you a ride before your appointment to ensure that you have no problem with transportation.

Study Your Patient Materials

The materials we provide you are important; they contain pertinent facts, details, and most likely, answers to your questions. Information packets are tremendously helpful because they contain instructions on what to do to prepare for your procedure and how to care for yourself after treatment. Studying these materials ahead of time is helpful because it gives you a chance to call our practice to ask for clarifications.

Go Grocery Shopping

After your surgery, you will need to adopt a liquid and soft diet for a few days. Items like broth-based soups, Jello, and smoothies are great options. We strongly encourage you to shop for food items before your surgery so that after your treatment you can go home and rest.

Our team is here to help you make the most of your treatment. If you have questions or need to schedule a consultation, call our practice today.