Prepare for Wisdom Teeth removal
If you are thinking about having your wisdom teeth removed, it is essential that you choose a qualified surgeon.
Wisdom teeth are the third molars of the mouth and are extracted when they become impacted (fail to emerge). The surgeon who removes your wisdom teeth will examine all four wisdom teeth to ensure no other problems in the area. In addition, your dentist will probably have a series of questions for you about any pain, difficulty with chewing, or other symptoms you may be having related to your wisdom teeth.
Once it has been determined you need them removed, there are several things you need to do to prepare for the surgery. First, you will have to get a complete medical history taken, including drugs you are taking, illnesses, and allergies. It is also important that you follow any surgeon’s instructions about stopping certain medications before surgery.
Next, the day before or on the morning of your wisdom teeth removal process, it is crucial that you follow all the instructions given to you. This includes fasting to ensure that you don’t have food in your stomach when the anesthetic is administered or taking additional medications before surgery. The surgeon will probably want you to brush and floss your teeth before surgery as well.
After the surgery, there are several things you will have to do to prepare for your recovery. These include getting any prescriptions filled beforehand and following any specific instructions about care of your mouth after surgery. You may also need someone to go with you to the procedure so they can drive you home afterward.
It is essential to follow any specific instructions about diet during your recovery. You will also need to take things like pain medication exactly as prescribed by the surgeon.
It is estimated that over 35 million people get their wisdom teeth extracted every year in America alone. Most of these procedures are considered successful. If you are thinking about getting surgery for your wisdom teeth, it is crucial that you prepare properly to ensure that the surgery goes smoothly.
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