Types of oral surgery, ways to prepare for them
The first part of the article was about defining oral surgery and what major oral surgeries are. We also talked about what kind of oral surgeries are and what purpose they are doing them. In this second part, oral surgery is also the topic of preparing for it. Let’s see! What to do and what not to do, what is to our advantage, and what is harmful.
How to prepare for oral surgery
You need to prepare yourself consciously for a successful surgery. Tooth extraction or tooth-related surgery (root canal, implantation) is usually a simple, low-bleeding, invasive. Nevertheless, in our interest, it is advisable to prepare thoroughly. Suppose we choose conscious preparation instead of anxiety, self-blame, or fear. In that case, we have a much better chance that oral surgery will be a quick and painless intervention for us, followed by a faster recovery.
Whether conscious in us or not, losing a tooth also has spiritual implications. In essence, this also entails mourning reactions, like losing any important person or object to us.
We often blame ourselves for tooth loss. Why I didn’t clean more frequently, why I didn’t go for a timely checkup, why I have this dentist, and so on. There are 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 point to heal quickly.
Tooth extraction and other oral surgeries, including one-phase implant-based oral rehabilitation, will be as successful as possible if the patient is in excellent mental and health condition, prepared, not anxious, and confident that they are in the best hands! Conscious preparation for oral surgery equals a greater chance of painless intervention and optimal, rapid recovery!
Prevention is paramount to provide our body with the most effective healing possible after oral surgery. Before the operation, you must participate in thorough, professional tartar removal, depuration, tooth cleaning, and tooth polishing. With these precautions, you can maintain a healthy oral environment even after surgery, avoiding infection or possible inflammation of the operated area.
Preparation in the nutrition
Can we eat before treatment? 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 be more abundant, making the dentist’s work more difficult. On the other hand, you shouldn’t eat for a while after oral surgery, so we’d better not sit in the dentist’s chair wolf-hungry. It is not advisable to eat heavy, fatty foods, does not burden your body with digestion.
So, on the day of oral surgery, including immediate loading-based mouth restoration, 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 an enormous feast; prepare so that your food is pasty, easy to chew, and, if possible, does not contain dairy products for a few days.
Taking medicines before surgery
f 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. Your doctor or GP may recommend changing your medication based on the talk. Importantly, in this case, it may take a few days for doctors to consult and switch to new or temporary drugs. Your surgeon will primarily recommend antibiotics and painkillers if you deem them necessary.
Vitamin C, Multivitamin preparations can and should be taken regularly before and after the treatment; it has been proved that it helps with healing! Many people do not know, but you mustn’t take Aspirin for a few days before and after the procedure because the active substance is unsuitable for blood clotting. If you have more serious oral surgery, you may want to take a day off and rest at home afterward.
As we have seen in both the first and the second part of oral surgery, we need consciously prepare, and with that, we do a big favor for ourselves. The intervention becomes more tolerable for the prepared patient, and recovery is faster. If you found Part 2. of the article first, you can find Part 1 here!
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