Tips to Make Tooth Extraction Preparation Less Stressful

Tips to Make Tooth Extraction Preparation Less Stressful
Posted on 09/24/2021

Preparing for tooth extraction can be overwhelming and stressful. Any oral surgery procedure can seem frightening, however, getting prepared can make the process smoother. There are many reasons why you might need a tooth removed and going in for professional treatment is the best way to do so. Avoiding a tooth extraction can cause long-term problems, so it’s best to seek treatment. At Gentle Smiles of Colorado, we have some tips for you to prepare for a tooth extraction


Emphasis How to Prepare

Here are different ways to prepare yourself before a tooth extraction procedure.

  • Ask Questions- Within the consultation, don’t be afraid to ask questions! Your doctor needs to explain what to expect during and after the procedure. It’s also important to let them know if there is something you’re worried about that could affect the procedure.
  • Follow Instructions- Your doctor will give you instructions to follow after the procedure. This can include what medications to take, how to clean the wound, what to prevent and avoid, and how to deal with the swelling and pain.
  • Discuss Medical History- Disclose your medical history to your dentist during your consultation. It is necessary to share all your details before your tooth removal process begins. This can be crucial to avoid complications.
  • Avoid Eating Before Surgery- Depending on what type of anesthesia you get, you might need to fast. If you’re getting general anesthesia, avoid eating anything 12 hours before the surgery to prevent nausea during the procedure. If you are having a local anesthetic, you might not need to fast. Also, avoid smoking after the procedure as it can slow down the healing process.
  • Dress Comfortably- Dress comfortably and avoid wearing heavy clothes. Dental providers advise wearing light garments. Also, avoid wearing jewelry, contact lenses, cosmetics, perfumes, and body sprays.
  • Coordinate With Your Work & Friends/Family- It’s important to have the support around you to prevent stress after the procedure. Because you might feel drowsy afterward, have someone drive you home from the dental office. Also, make sure to coordinate with your job so you can take time off to rest.

Emphasis Get a Tooth Extraction With Us!

If you think you need a tooth extraction, contact Gentle Smiles of Colorado today! Our doctors and staff are here to answer any questions/concerns you have! Our Denver, Golden, and Wheat Ridge offices offer a diverse group of dental services that cater to everyone of all ages. Schedule a consultation today! We can’t wait to work with you and give you a healthier, brighter smile!

Dr. Timothy Wachuta

  • Denver Office - 2709 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222 Phone: (303) 756-2770 Fax: (303) 758-5705
  • Golden Office - 2305 Jackson St., Golden, CO 80401 Phone: (303) 278-2800 Fax: (303) 278-8448
  • Wheat Ridge Office - 8850 W. 38th Ave., Suite D, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 Phone: (303) 425-5100

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