Dental surgery is something that we all hope and pray never happens to us, after all its probably one of the most uncomfortable things to have to go through for some of us, and the only way that this can be worse is if you have a preexisting phobia of dentists or of dental surgery itself. And this is a far more common phobia that you may think, and can actually cause people to have panics attacks while your dentist is trying to work on your teeth. However, even if you don’t have a phobia of this sort of thing it can still be an uncertain and apprehensive time for yourself, particularly if you have never undergone An oral surgery procedure before, however, most of this is due to ignorance of what it entails and there are appropriate ways to prepare yourself.
The things to avoid are focusing on the possible negatives of the situation, such as the pain and discomfort during and afterward and think more about the end result. Preparing yourself both physically and mentally can go a long way to easing your tensions about what will be happening. Now your dentist will probably give you pre-operation instructions in order to give you an idea of the sort of things you need to do in a certain timeframe before you can undergo surgery and also a post-surgery plan to guide you on aftercare. However, in this article, we will discuss a few things that you can do prior to undergoing the surgery and getting yourself on the road to recovery.
Transport and help
A friend in need is a friend indeed as the song goes and when you have to undergo any kind of surgery it’s even truer. The last thing that most people would want is on top of all the other pains and discomforts to have to suffer alone and without somebody to comfort them, sympathize and to generally act sympathetic. However, there is a far more practical and serious reason that you should ideally get a friend or family member to accompany you along to your surgery and that is because depending on the extent and seriousness of the procedure you may have to go under local or general anesthetic in order to fully resolve the problem.
This will obviously make you extremely drowsy, disorientated and unable to operate machinery and vehicles for up to 48 hours after administration, the level and severity of your disorientation a can vary depending on a number of different reasons, like your weight, gender, and type of medicine administered and you may find yourself unable to even walk up stairs unassisted. It’s therefore important that you have somebody to help you not only get home but also to get inside and following the post-surgery care instructions as soon as possible. If you can does this then approaching some taxi companies and outlining exactly what needs to be done on your return and to make sure that you get safely into your home. Most will be able to tell you in advance whether they can meet your requirements or not but most will probably have some kind of past experience doing a job like this.
Talk to your dentist
Your dentist isn’t nearly as unapproachable as you may first think, under the unsettling face mask and sterilizing alcohol is a real person who is actively aware that most of the people who walk through his doors are either apprehensive or unsure about what exactly is going to be happening to them, and normally they will be able to sit you down and walk you through exactly what will be happening, what to expect during and after and can help you through any coping strategies, which is actually something they teach in dental school, and he will also tell you how to indicate when you are in too much pain safely without startling the dentist or jolting your body causing him to make a mistake, which is not something you want when somebody has a drill in your mouth is it?
Discussing things with a professional will not only assure you that what is happening to you is a controllable situation but also reassures you that your dentist who will be in charge of the procedure is competent and sympathetic to you as a person.