It’s perfectly normal to get a bit apprehensive about an upcoming procedure. Any type of oral surgery is something that should not be taken lightly. If you are scheduled to undergo an upcoming operation, take some time to prepare yourself for the day ahead. Below are a few tips on how to prepare for your oral surgery procedure:
Do Your Research
Knowledge is power. Granted, nowadays doing medical research online can lead you down a rabbit hole of doom and gloom, but that doesn’t mean that you should refrain from doing so. Do what you can to get adequate information about your procedure. Video testimonials from past patients of the oral surgeon who is doing your procedure is a great start. They will be able to tell you what they went through and how everything turned out great if you just listen to what your doctor tells you.
Plan Your Day
One important thing to consider on the day of your procedure is transportation. There’s a good chance that your procedure will require you to be put under anesthesia, so your judgement will be cloudy for a few hours. Make sure that you have someone to drive you to and from the doctor’s office. If you can not find someone, find a local taxi company or download the Uber app on your phone.
After your procedure, you are going to be asked to take it easy for at least the rest of the day. That means clear your schedule and prepare to relax at home.
Listen To Your Doctor
The doctor will provide you with your post-surgery instructions on how to care for your mouth for the best possible outcome. There will most likely be prescribed antibiotics and you will be advised to practice good oral hygiene. Keep physical activity to a minimum and discontinue exercising.