Preparing for Tooth Extractions
Do you remember the excitement of losing a tooth as a child? Maybe your parents told you to put it under your pillow for the tooth fairy, or they gave you a dollar each time you lost a tooth. As an adult, losing teeth gets less exciting and you tend to take measures to prevent teeth from falling out – not get excited about them falling out.
However, there are times when your dentist will need to pull a tooth from the mouth manually, a process known as tooth extraction. If you’re nervous about having a tooth extracted, you can prepare in numerous ways.
Before your procedure, sit down with your dentist and ask them all the questions you have about tooth extraction in Woodbridge. Get all of the information you need to feel comfortable during the procedure, including what types of anesthesia will be used and what to expect when it comes to discomfort during and after the extraction.
Give Your History
Your dentist will need to make sure they are taking care of your health as good as possible, so you’ll need to provide your full medical history to dental professionals. This history helps them figure out how to proceed in the best manner possible while preserving your health. Specifics of what will be looked at include the presence of diseases, history of illness, congenital defects, lifestyle history, and more.
Your dentist will provide specific instructions that must be followed before your procedure if you want it to go smoothly. Oftentimes, you will need to avoid food and water for at least 12 hours before the start of your surgery. Be sure to read any paperwork given to you carefully to understand what will happen the day of your procedure.
Now that you know what to expect, you’ll be prepared for an extraction.