Preparing for Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom tooth extraction is unlikely to be high on your priority list if your wisdom teeth aren’t bothering you. After all, wisdom teeth are equivalent to the appendix in your mouth: they’re present, but they’re not required—you may live a healthy life without them. Furthermore, your wisdom teeth will occasionally resurface in your body without causing you any pain. They can, however, throw your body into complete disarray at times. That’s why, depending on how your wisdom teeth are positioned, many dentists recommend wisdom teeth removal even if they’re not bothering you. If you leave them in there, they may cause problems in the future for you and your mouth. Here are some tips on how to get ready for an oral surgeon Ottawa.

Wisdom Tooth Surgery Preparation 

  • After midnight the night before surgery, don’t eat or drink anything. That is for your safety. The hazards of administering anesthesia on a full stomach include regurgitation and subsequent obstruction of your airway. That is a severe concern.
  • Tell the truth about any OTC and prescription medications you’re taking. Would you kindly assist us in avoiding potentially harmful or uncomfortable anesthetic interactions?
  • Be open and honest about your use of recreational alcohol and drugs. A body that has become acclimated to drugs and alcohol will, believe it or not, present unique obstacles. Would you please assist us in preparing for this problem ahead of time?
  • It will help if you avoid smoking for twelve hours before surgery. Even better, don’t smoke!
  • Prepare your home for your rehabilitation by preparing your room. Gather your cushions, charge your devices, and keep the remotes nearby. You’ll be relaxing for a few days, so take advantage of it.
  • When you go home, stock up on the right foods to eat. Smoothies, ice cream, mashed potatoes, yogurt and other soft foods are recommended.
  • Wear comfy apparel to the hospital, such as t-shirts and sweatpants. Avoid wearing contacts and instead settle for glasses.
  • Pull your hair back, take off your jewelry and nail polish, and leave your make-up at home.
  • Bring your parent(s) with you to the operation. You can’t get home by yourself! The parent or guardian must accompany you to our office throughout your procedure.
  • Finally, switch off your phone and hand it to your parent. You are not permitted to use the phone during the procedure.  

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