The Dental Center of Granger
12840 SR 23, Granger, IN 46530

How to Get Ready for Oral Surgery

The way you get ready for oral surgery will affect how you recover. While you’ll be given complete preparation instructions by your dentist in Granger, these additional tips may help you heal faster.

  1. Pay Attention to Pre-Op Instructions

Before you have oral surgery, your dentist in Granger will give you complete instructions to follow prior to the procedure to avoid any complication. If your oral surgery requires general anesthesia, most oral surgeons request that you don’t eat or drink for at least eight hours before surgery. If the oral surgery only demands local anesthesia, it’s typically all right to have a light meal a few hours before the treatment. It’s also important not to smoke for at least 12 hours before the procedure, and at least 24 hours after the treatment. If you have questions prior to treatment, call your affordable dental care clinic to get all the answers you need.

  1. Pick up Your Prescriptions

After oral surgery, you will probably need to go home and rest. To be prepared for any pain, get all of the post-op medications prescribed by your dentist in Granger prior to the procedure. If you’re concerned about the cost of prescriptions, ask your dentist in Granger to prescribe more affordable dental care medications.

  1. Choose the Right Foods and Drinks after Surgery

After oral surgery, oral surgeons usually want you to use your teeth as little as possible. Most oral surgeons advise these diet dos and don’ts:

  • Stick to soft foods for the few days after surgery.
  • Don’t eat spicy or acidic foods until your mouth is fully healed.
  • Drink plenty of plain water.
  • Choose healthy drinks such as milk, tea, smoothies, and protein shakes.
  • Avoid drinking through a straw, because this can damage the surgical site.
  1. Arrange for Transportation

After having anesthesia, you’ll need to have someone available to take you home. Make plans to have a friend or family member take you and pick you up from your procedure.

  1. Sleep Safely

Rest assured that your dentist in Granger would recommend the best sleeping positions after surgery to avoid putting pressure on your mouth. The best sleeping position is usually on your back with your head slightly propped by a few pillows.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Granger, call The Dental Center of Granger today at (574) 807-0438 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Granger. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Granger, 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 The Dental Center of Granger.

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