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Upcoming Dental Implant Surgery? Here’s How to Prepare!

November 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkics @ 7:39 pm
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If you have an upcoming dental implant surgery, you’re probably filled with excitement about getting a full, strong, and restored smile. However, you may also be nervous or unsure about the surgery itself. No need to worry! Your dentist has provided some easy yet effective tips on what you can do beforehand to ensure the success of your implant procedure. Read on to learn more.

#1. Inform Yourself

Being well-informed means asking questions. Even before your initial dental implant consultation, have your questions ready – no question is too big or two small. Getting the information that you need at your initial consultation will give you peace of mind for your upcoming surgery. If you’ve already had your consultation, don’t hesitate to contact your dentist’s office to address your concerns over the phone. They will always do what they can to help you feel knowledgeable and prepared.

#2. Plan Ahead

As with any surgery, it’s integral that you plan ahead. Are you going to be receiving IV sedation? If so, you’ll need to plan for someone to take you to and from the dental office. It’s a good idea to bring a friend or family member who will sit in the waiting room during your appointment. Having someone familiar after the surgery will keep you happy and relaxed.

Once your resting back at home, you’ll still need some help here and there. However, you can plan ahead by pre-cooking meals or asking your loved ones to step in when you need them. A little planning can go a long way to make your surgery and recovery a breeze.

#3. Follow Pre-Op Instructions

Most importantly, you must follow the instructions that your dentist gives you before your appointment. Doing so will ensure your safety and increase the success rate of your dental implants. In some cases, if instructions aren’t followed, the surgery will need to be rescheduled.

If you’re receiving IV sedation, you must follow fasting requirements provided by your dentist. This will usually mean that you must avoid eating or drinking anything leading up to your surgery to protect yourself from serious health complications.

You don’t have to stress about your upcoming surgery! Now that you know these tips, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with preparation.

About the Practice

At Westgate Dental Care, we have a team of 6 dentists who are led by Dr. Peter A. Kics. Unlike many dentists in Arlington Heights who have to send their patients to specialists for implants, Dr. Kics proudly offers this service at the same convenient location you get your routine care. He has extensive training and education that allows him to place and restore dental implants. To learn more, Dr. Kics can be reached through his website or by phone at (847) 577-7171.