Are You Getting Dental Implants? If So, Here Are Some Prep Tips

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Dental implant surgery is an invasive treatment that can replace your missing teeth and restore your oral health. This is why it’s best to increase your chances of treatment success by preparing for your appointment. In addition, preparing for your appointment will help you feel more comfortable, calm, and relaxed in the dental chair.

So, to help you prepare for your dental implant surgery in Evansville, Indiana, our Cross Pointe Dental dental team recommends that you do the following things:

-Inform your dental professional about any medications you are taking, including over-the-counter and prescription drugs and supplements. You should also tell Dr. Bradley Bath about any medical conditions you have. If you have a certain heart condition or if you have orthopedic implants, he might prescribe antibiotics before surgery to prevent infection.

-Usually, your dental professional will use a type of anesthetic to help control the pain during the treatment. Talk to Dr. Bradley Bath and see which anesthetic is right for you. Generally, your options include local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia.

-If you decided on using a strong anesthetic during the surgery, it’s best to ask a family member or friend to drive you home after the treatment.

-Your dental team will give you specific instructions on what to eat and drink before surgery. Make sure you follow those instructions because they will help with the way your body deals with the anesthetic.

Doing these things will help you be more prepared for your appointment, which can in turn help you feel more comfortable and confident in the hands of your dental professional. If you have any questions or if you need help with the recommended tips, please don’t be afraid to call 812-476-6064 and talk to a member of our team. We are happy to help you!