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3 Tips to Prepare for Dental Implant Surgery

August 17, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — tntadmin @ 6:19 pm
person holding a pen and a notepad, planning for their dental implant surgery

The hardest step to take in the process of regaining your full, natural-looking, functional grin is scheduling a consultation with your dentist to see if you’re a candidate for dental implants—which you’ve already done! Now, it’s time for the next step—dental implant surgery in Richardson. This procedure is minimally invasive and completed by specialists who are well-versed in it, so there’s no need to fret. While you’re awaiting the big day, follow these three prep tips to help your procedure and recovery go smoothly.

Get Informed About Your Procedure

If this is your first ever oral surgery, you may experience a tang of anxiety at the thought of being under sedation and having your dentist in your mouth. One way to help ease any fear or anxiety you may have is to get informed about the procedure ahead of time. At your pre-op appointment, your dentist will be able to answer any concerns you have, so if you’re still left with questions after doing some research, don’t hesitate to ask the expert so you can get the answers you need to feel comfortable the day of.

Make a Post-Surgery Plan

Since dental implant surgery is just that—a surgery, you’ll be under sedation. This means that you’ll need to plan to have a trusted friend, family member, or partner ready to pick you up after your procedure and take care of you that day.

In addition to your ride, you’ll need to plan to stock your kitchen with soft foods that you can eat as your mouth is healing, like Jell-O, yogurt, mashed potatoes, smoothies, etc. Avoid eating foods that are crunchy and sticky, because they could dislodge the blood clots around your implant sites and prolong the healing process. If you have children, make sure they’ll be taken care of as well by planning to have a family member or friend come stay with you!

Follow Your Dentist’s Pre-Op Instructions Closely

At your pre-op visit, your dentist will provide you with detailed instructions to prepare you for your surgery. These are incredibly important to follow, so be diligent about doing that! It will ensure you remain safe during your procedure and help you avoid needing to have it rescheduled. If you have any questions, be sure to call your dentist!

By following these three, easy tips before your dental implant surgery, you’ll be able to feel prepared and start your journey towards recovery on the best track. You’ll also be one step closer to a beautifully reimagined smile that looks and feels natural.

About the Author

Dr. Hamid Mirsepasi has been practicing dentistry since 1997 and has completed an additional three years of training to earn his Graduate Prosthodontic Specialty Certificate. As a prosthodontist, he is highly skilled and knowledgeable in the realm of restoring smiles, allowing him to complete the entire dental implant procedure under one roof for quality results and added convenience. For questions or to schedule an appointment to learn more about dental implants, visit our website or call 972-231-5744.

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