Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing
1233 Eagles Landing Pkwy., Suite G, Stockbridge, GA 30281

Planning for Surgery – What Your Oral Surgeon Recommends


If you are scheduled for oral surgery, it’s perfectly normal to feel worried and anxious. The best way to make sure everything goes smoothly is to plan ahead. Your oral surgeon can play a critical role in helping you prepare. Most dental surgeons have plenty of experience with nervous patients, so don’t be shy about discussing your concerns. Ask about your sedation and anesthesia options, and find out if your oral surgeon offers distraction methods such as television or music to help you relax during the procedure. If you will need to take prescription medications at home, arrange to have them picked up by a friend or family member immediately after your surgery.

Make Plans for Transportation

If you are having general anesthesia, you will not be able to drive after your procedure. Ask a friend or family member to drive you to the clinic on your surgery date. The designated driver will need to stay throughout the procedure, and see that you get home safely. If you have small children at home, you may need assistance during your recovery period.

Before and After Oral Surgery

Your oral surgeon will give you instructions for eating, drinking, and smoking before and after a scheduled surgery, especially if general anesthesia will be used. Follow all instructions carefully. You should avoid eating and drinking for eight hours before general anesthesia. If your surgery only requires a local anesthetic, you may have a light meal one to two hours before the surgery. You should not smoke for 12 hours before the surgery and at least 24 hours after its completion. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes and don’t wear jewelry or contact lenses.

Post-Surgery Diet

Dental surgeons recommend eating a soft food diet after surgery. If you find it difficult to get the nutrition you need, consider using meal replacement options like Ensure or Boost. Plan to take it easy for a few hours or days as you recover.

If you experience any unusual pain, swelling or bleeding during your recovery, contact your oral surgeon in Stockbridge for advice.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Stockbridge, call Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing today at (770) 872-0728 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Stockbridge. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates at Eagles Landing.

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