How to Prepare for a Tooth Extraction

Thinking about having your teeth extracted may lead you to feel worried or anxious. Tooth extraction is a simple operation that our experienced dentist at Lee Palmer DDS PC in Franklin, TN only conducts when it is the best option for your oral health.

What Is Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction is a dental operation that involves removing a tooth from its dental alveolus or socket. Dentists at Lee Palmer DDS PC in Franklin, TN, are highly skilled and experienced in performing dental extractions. Our goal is to keep your teeth as healthy as possible because this is the best and most recommended dental treatment.

What Should You Do Before Getting Your Teeth Extracted?

You can prepare for the extraction by using some of the procedures described below:

Share Your Medical History

You should discuss your medical history with our dentist before having a tooth extracted. This way, we can ensure that any problems that may affect your procedure are taken into account and that you receive the finest care possible. 

Ask Questions

If you have a query, please do not hesitate to ask our dentist or our team. We will gladly discuss any of your concerns and put your mind at rest regarding your tooth extraction. By asking questions, you can have a complete understanding of the tooth extraction method and why it is necessary.

Avoid Eating Before Surgery

You should not eat anything for 12 hours before the surgery. This will aid in the prevention of nausea during and after the procedure. You should also notify our dentist if you have a medical condition, like diabetes, and avoid chewing on the extraction site for a few days following the treatment.

Anesthesia and Pain Medication

To protect your comfort, you will be anesthetized during the dental extraction. Before the tooth extraction, you can speak with our dentist about the sedation alternatives available to you so that you can select the one that is best for you. If you've previously been sedated, make sure to inform our doctor of any side effects.

Organize Transportation

You will be unable to drive home following your surgery. A local anesthetic will also weaken your reflexes. You will not be permitted to drive while impaired under any circumstances. It is critical to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home after the surgery. If that isn't an option, consider using a taxi or an uber.

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