So you have decided you want to get dental implants. There are still several things that need to be done before the procedure takes place though. Here are some things you can do to prepare for your dental implants in Hollywood surgery.
While you should check with your doctor regarding a specific fasting period, typically you shouldn’t eat anywhere from 4 to 12 hours before surgery if you are undergoing sedation.
You should plan to be out of commission after surgery for at least three days. Those first three days should be dedicated to rest and care. While some people can return to work in less than three days, you should plan on at least three days and try to not schedule too many activities or events for at least a week.
They key is to rest when you are home, so make sure you have everything in order with your house before the surgery. Make sure all your household chores have been completed and you have plenty of food readily available to eat. For the first few days, your gums will likely be tender making it difficult to eat harder foods. Have soft foods like pasta or soup ready to go. You should also avoid anything acidic or spicy.
You should not drive after your surgery, so make sure you have someone to pick you up and take you home.
If you are ready to get dental implants, TLC Dental is here. Contact us today to learn more about the dental implants we offer.