In the past FastNewSmile has given our advice on post-surgery tips and techniques for handling your dental implants once you get home. However, it is also important that you understand how to best prepare for your dental implant surgery. It’s not simply a matter of scheduling an appointment and walking in. In order for us to provide you with the best care in Dallas, you should get to know some of these tips before scheduling your next implant surgery.
Understand Other Procedures May Need to Be Performed
Everyone has their own set of dental problems and some patients may require oral surgical procedures before even being eligible for teeth implants. In order to prepare your mouth for a procedure, your dentist may require you to:
- Remove excess bone,
- Have a bone ridge reduction,
- Remove excess gum tissue,
- Undergo bone smoothing or reshaping.
Work Out Payment Options
Since it is such an involved procedure, dental implant surgery can be expensive for patients. It is always a good plan to discuss payment options like financing with your prosthodontist. Sometimes, even dental insurance will be able to help you cover the cost of your dental implants. One can also look into their 401K and personal bank for financing options. A representative of FastNewSmile will be more than happy to discuss past patient financing methods and how we can help.
48-24 Hours Prior to Surgery
The two days leading up to your dental implant surgery are crucial. This is when you make all of your plans for a successful day-of surgery and recovery period.
Get ready for tender gums the first few days after your surgery. Since rest is a requirement post-surgery, you won’t want to be getting up to go to the store for food. Have soft foods pre-planned and ready for you to eat. Some great options are:
If at all possible freeze any portions in preparation for your recovery.
Arrive Rested and Comfortable
We know that you will be anxious for your new smile, but we think it is important that you get a good night sleep the night before. The morning of, arrive well-rested and in comfortable clothing so that you can be as relaxed as possible.
Arrange a Ride and More
Finally, you will need to begin to plan for your recovery. Do not make any major plans for the first week after your surgery. We also require you to prepare a ride home since you will be recovering from surgery and driving yourself is not an option.
FastNewSmile Prepares You to Enjoy the Results of Your Dental Implant Surgery
If you are suffering from oral problems and know that you have to schedule a dental implant procedure, FastNewSmile is ready to help you get started. Our oral surgeon Dr. Almasri has the experience and tools to complete even the most difficult of implant surgeries. Contact us today to find out more about the different implant options we have and how to schedule a free consultation.