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Preparing for Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is any type of surgery that is performed on or around the mouth area. There are a variety of reasons why a person would need oral surgery. Some of these reasons are serious such as oral cancer or tumors while other reasons are less serious but still invasive such as wisdom tooth removal. No matter what the reason is for needing oral surgery it is important to prepare yourself both mentally and physically for your surgery. Below are tips on how to prepare for oral surgery.

1. Before you go in on your surgery date be sure to have a consultation with your surgeon so that you can ask them every single question you have. Remember that it is better to be over prepared than underprepared when it comes to surgery so even if the question you have sounds silly ask it anyway. Not only will this help you prepare for your oral surgery but it can also help you feel less nervous about the procedure too.

2. Arrange your transportation ahead of time. You want to make sure that you have transportation to and from the hospital so make sure your driver can drop you off and pick you up. You do not want to have to drive yourself home after a surgery when you may be weak and tired. Additionally, you may want someone to be available to help you out the first day or two after your surgery. This can mean having someone prepare your meals ahead of time or having someone drive your children to and from school if you normally do it yourself.

3. It is important that you refrain from wearing jewelry, perfume, tight clothing, makeup, or accessories during your surgery. Some surgeons even ask that their patients refrain from wearing hair products and scented lotions. Always ask your surgeon whether you should avoid body products on the day of your surgery. Additionally, surgeons may ask you to refrain from eating or drinking up to a full day before the surgery. Wear loose and comfortable clothing that you can easily remove for your surgery since you may be asked to change into a hospital gown.

If you prepare for your surgery you will feel less anxious and your surgery is more likely to go well. Always consult with your surgeon beforehand if you have any questions about how best to prepare ahead of time.

The Harley Street Dental Clinic is one of the leading pain free dentist in london, and can be contacted on 020 7486 1059 orinfo@hsdc.net.

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