Read about types of oral surgeries, ways to prepare for them
The first part of the article was about defining oral surgeries, what major oral surgeries there are. We also talked about what kind of oral surgeries there are and for what purpose they are performed. In this second part, oral surgery is also the topic, more precisely, how to prepare for it. What to do and what not to do, what is to our advantage, and what is harmful. Let’s see!
HOW TO PREPARE FOR ORAL SURGERIES
You need to be consciously prepared for a successful surgery. Tooth extraction or any tooth-related surgery (root canal, implantation) is usually a simple, low-bleeding, so-called invasive procedure. Nevertheless, in our own interest, it is advisable to prepare thoroughly. If we choose conscious preparation instead of anxiety, self-blame, or fear, we have a much better chance that oral surgery will be a quick and painless intervention for us, followed by faster recovery.
The loss of a tooth, whether conscious in us or not, also has spiritual implications. In essence, this also entails mourning reactions, like the loss of any person or object that is important to us.
A common reaction is anger, during which we blame either ourselves or our dentist for the loss of a tooth. Why I didn’t clean them more frequently, why I didn’t go for a timely checkup, why I have this dentist, and so on. General, well-known reactions, but neither self-blame nor blaming others will bring us closer to a solution. Such behavior is just a waste of time and energy. However, we need the energy to heal quickly…
Tooth extraction, and all other oral surgeries, will be as successful as possible if the patient is in excellent mental and health condition, prepared, not anxious, and confident that he or she is in the best hands! Conscious preparation for oral surgery equals a greater chance of painless intervention and optimal, rapid recovery!
Before the operation, it is recommended to participate in thorough, professional tartar removal, depuration, tooth cleaning, tooth polishing. With these precautions, you can maintain a healthy oral environment even after surgery, avoiding infection or possible inflammation of the operated area. Prevention is of the utmost importance to provide our body with the most effective healing possible after oral surgery.
PREPARATION IN THE NUTRITION
Can we eat before treatment? In fact, you have to eat! – Said the expert. If our blood sugar is low, we get more excited before and during the procedure. Furthermore, with treatments under the fasting stomach, our salivation will also be more abundant, making the work of the dentist more difficult. On the other hand, you shouldn’t eat for a while after oral surgeries, so we’d better not sit in the dentist’s chair wolf-hungry. It is not advisable to eat heavy, fatty foods, do not burden your body with digestion.
So, on the day of oral surgery, eat light, nutritious meals, but don’t go to the oral surgery with a full stomach. 1-2 hours before the procedure, drink plenty of fluids (preferably clean water). After the surgery, do not plan a huge feast, prepare so that your food is pasty, easy to chew, and if possible, do not contain dairy products for a few days.
TAKING MEDICINES BEFORE SURGERIES
If you regularly take more than one type of medication, such as heart medications, antipsychotics, and so on, your dentist may ask your physician for a consultation. Based on the consultation, your doctor or GP may recommend that you change your medication. Importantly, in this case, it may take a few days for doctors to consult and switch to new or temporary medications. Your surgeon will primarily recommend antibiotics and painkillers if you deem it necessary.
Many people do not know, but it is important that you do NOT take Aspirin for a few days before and after the procedure because the active substance in it is not good for blood clotting. Vitamin C, Multivitamin preparations can and should be taken regularly before and after the treatment, it has been proven that it helps with healing! If you are going to have more serious oral surgery, you may want to take a day off and rest at home after the surgery.
As we have seen in both the first and the second part of oral surgeries, we need consciously prepare and with that, we do a big favor for ourselves. For the prepared patient, the intervention becomes more tolerable and recovery is faster.
If you found Part 2. of the article first, Part 1 can be reached here!
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