We offer an array of oral surgical procedures to improve the function, health, and appearance of your smile, from removing wisdom teeth to jawbone grafting or even dental implant placement. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral and maxillofacial surgeons talk about how we prepare you for your oral surgery.
Preparing For Your Visit
We will give you a list of presurgical instructions to prepare you for the visit, and the treatment itself will occur in our offices. You should wear loose fitting and comfortable clothes, and favorite foods and drinks for the eight hours before the procedure. When you arrive, we will administer any necessary numbing or sedation as we discussed previously with you. Don’t worry, we will talk through every step so nothing is a surprise. We take steps to ensure each and every patient is calm and comfortable during their visit.
Having a Friend on Hand
We will let you know how long your procedure will take. General extractions could take as little as 30 minutes, while more involved procedures could take a few hours. We will let you know so you can plan accordingly. A friend or family member should be on hand to bring you home afterward, as the sedation takes time to wear off completely. We have free coffee, water, and Wi-Fi for your companion, so the wait is as relaxing and comfortable as possible.
Leaving the Office
When it comes time to return home, we will provide your companion with any necessary aftercare instructions, as well as prescriptions for medications you may need to pick up. For the first day or two, you need to stay home and relax, avoiding strenuous activity or work. Eat soft foods, be gentle when you brush and floss, and avoid straw use. We will likely schedule a follow-up visit to remove any sutures and make sure everything is healing as it should. If you have any questions about preparing for oral surgery, or about the procedure we offer for our community, then contact our team today to learn more. We can address missing teeth, prevent wisdom tooth extraction, treat facial trauma and oral pathologies, and also rebuild weakened smiles with sinus lifts and jawbone grafting procedures. We even work with your general dentist and orthodontics to ensure a seamless treatment transition.
Do You Have Any Other Questions?
We would like to help prepare you for your surgery, and make sure you feel comfortable during your time in our office whether you’re seeing us for a minor procedure or to receive dental implant dentures. If you would like to find out more about our approach to oral surgery, then contact your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons by calling 707-545-4625.