Should I Prepare In Any Way For Dental Implant Surgery?

Dental implant procedures can become necessary if you are planning to have implants. Just as any type of medical operation, an individual can make some prior preoperative preparations. Dental implants require preparations usually occur with the dentist and not so much with the patient. Here are some pre-operative instructions maybe helpful. Complete dental evaluation – Here, the individual will have to undergo a thorough evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for surgery. This may involve a dental exam, including x-rays and bone grafting to make sure that the jawbones have the needed density for the implant. This may also involve the inspections of the gums and teeth and a review of your dental history. Health conditions Discuss with your dentist any medical complications that you have. This is crucial, as it will inform the dentist about any heart, casinogenic or any other orthopedic conditions. Here, the dentists will certainly advice you on the antibiotic medications to take before the implantation procedure. Next, you will want to review the intended procedure with the dentist. Eating habits If you have to eat before the procedure, then it should be at least six hours before the surgery itself or any other dental appointment. The dentist will advise you on what to eat after a successful surgery. Usually soups, yogurts, and other soft foods are preferred.  It is very important that you refrain from smoking and drinking. If you can’t completely quit, these habits could have detrimental effects on your health and may increase complications during surgery. Proper and comfortable clothes During the actual dental appointment for the surgery, it is recommended that wear loose and comfortable clothing. Tight clothing may make you uncomfortable during sedation. Have company to the surgery Please plan on having a family member or a friend take you to the dental offices. After the operation, the dentist will not allow you to drive, as you will under the influence of the sedatives. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Peter Hazim about your dental implant surgery. You can call us at (972) 727-5599.  We are located at 105 N. Alma Drive, Suite 100 in Allen, Texas.

Dr. Hazim is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. A graduate of Loyola University, Dr. Hazim has undergone continuing education at the Pankey Institute and has received accreditation from the Western Regional Examining Board.

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