Already set a date for your dental implant surgery? You may need some prepping up.
It’s normal to have jitters, but don’t let it turn the procedure into a nightmare. Keep in mind that you’ll come out of the office looking better than ever before.
In addition to that, here are a few reminders to help you prepare for your new smile.
Talk to Your Dentist
The promise of painless dentistry is one that Parkway Dental in Albuquerque and other practices give to their patients. As it is a minor surgery, dental implants do cause little to no pain. That may or may not lessen your anxiety, but talking to your dentist surely will.
Knowing you’re under the care of someone you trust does a lot to calm your nerves. Apart from that, it’ll help you learn more about the procedure. What anesthetic or sedative does your dentist use? You can have a say on that. And, if you have other arrangements in mind that you think can make the process more comfortable, you and your dentist can work them out.
Check For Allergies
You’ll go through a series of X-rays and tests before the procedure. It’s the dentist’s job to assess your teeth and bone structure to give you implants that fit perfectly. Your job as a patient is to check the other aspects of your health.
If you know you’re allergic to certain anesthetics and antibiotics, tell your dentist immediately. Some prescribe antibiotics before the surgery, so it’s best to let them know about allergies and not risk having a reaction while having your implants.
If you’re worried you may be allergic to them, go for tests before your surgery date.
As you wait for your turn in the dentist’s chair, keep your mind off of the apprehensions you have about the procedure. Envision a camera-worthy smile instead. It’ll surely lift your spirits and give you something to look forward to: a brighter, stronger, and more confident smile.