Looking forward to getting your first dental implant? Maybe “looking forward” isn’t quite the right term. Thankfully, with some good preparation, it doesn’t have to be a dreaded experience whatsoever.
Communicate Your Concerns
If you’re anxious about getting dental work done, let your dentist know! He or she can’t help you unless they know what’s going on. Advance communication will help you decide whether or not dental sedation is necessary, and if so, what kind is most appropriate.
Your dentist will also give you specific instructions on what kind of medication to take before and after treatment to make you more comfortable as you recover.
Talk with Your Doctor
It’s important to talk with your doctor about implant therapy prior to treatment. Your doctor will let you know whether it’s safe or any existing conditions need to be considered. Including how your current medications may affect treatment.
Follow the Dentist’s Directions
If your dentist gives you specific instructions for medication prior to surgery or about eating before your sedation, follow them to a T. This will help your treatment go as smoothly as possible.
Take Some “Me Time”
You may be surprised by how fast and uncomplicated the surgical placement of an implant will be.
In fact, it’s one of the smoothest and most predictable procedures in dentistry. But, it will give you some peace of mind to have a day to not worry about anything other than resting. Go ahead and take the day off of work!
A single appointment for dental implant placement could change your life for the better. Contact your dentist well in advance of your scheduled procedure to discuss any other concerns that arise.
Posted on behalf of:
Pleasant Plains Dental
5850 W Hwy 74 #135
Indian Trail, NC 28079
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