When it comes to oral surgery, there are three parts to think about. There is the preparation for the surgery, the actual surgery and the recovery from the surgery. Knowing what to do for each part is a key to the success of any oral surgery. When it comes to preparing ahead of time for an oral surgery, there are many things a person should do. All these things will help with the surgery and the recovery from the surgery.
Preparing the Home
Before you go into the oral surgery, you should take some steps to prepare your home for what is going to happen. The first step is enlisting the help of another person. That person can help drive you to the appointment and return you home. They can also help prepare any food and watch for any problems after the surgery. The next steps involve preparing the home for after the surgery. This means stocking up on soft foods and other nutritious items for after the surgery. Prepare some food ahead of time to reduce the strain of cooking. You can also stock up on any over the counter medications that may help during your recovery. Create a list of any medications you currently take and find out if you need to stop any of these before the surgery. The last thing is to try to take care of anything you need to do for the first few days after surgery. It is best to focus on your recovery than to deal with other things.
Preparing the Body
Take the time to make sure your body is ready for the oral surgery. This means finding ways to relax as much as you can. Stress and anxiety are something to try to avoid as much as possible. If you are on any medications, such as blood thinners, you should follow the recommendations of your doctor for stopping these medications. Follow a good oral hygiene routine before the surgery and arrive at our office on time. Once at the office, listen to music or follow some other routine to help you relax until the surgery is over. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.