Patients who are missing teeth can benefit greatly from dental implant surgery and can achieve results that appear and feel completely natural. Despite the fact that most people place the most importance on the surgical recovery process, what you do before your surgery is just as important for ensuring that you recover properly and as quickly as possible. Be sure to follow these pre-op tips in order to make your surgery as smooth as possible.
Do not consume alcohol or tobacco products
Although we are aware that this may be difficult for some of our patients, alcohol and tobacco products will negatively affect your healing process. It is important that you refrain from using these products for a few weeks both before and after your surgery in order to ensure that you heal fully and properly.
Keep Your Oral Hygiene in Check
Before your surgery, brush and floss your teeth as usual. In order to keep oral bacteria under control, it is important to maintain good oral health. During surgery, complications such as infection are prevented.
Taking care of business
It is important that you rest and heal during your recovery period. For this to be possible, you will need to prepare yourself like a boy scout. We recommend that you take the following steps in the weeks leading up to surgery:
- Make sure you pick up your medications
- You may purchase any items you may require, such as soft foods or dental products
- Ensure that your home is clean
Comfortable and clean
Be sure to get a good night’s sleep prior to your surgery in order to be as relaxed and rested as possible. To ensure that your surgery is as comfortable as possible, we also recommend wearing loose, soft clothing.
Consult your doctor
Get in touch with your doctor today if you wish to learn more about dental implants and whether or not they are suitable for you. With our help, you will be able to make informed decisions regarding your oral surgery and your dental health options.