If you have oral surgery scheduled soon, here are three ways that you can prepare for your surgery in order to ensure that everything surrounding the procedure and your recovery process goes as smoothly as possible.
#1 Arrange For The Prescription To Be Send Electronically To Your Pharmacy
First, talk to your oral surgeon and see if you can fill the prescriptions for your surgery the day before your surgery so you have the right medication on hand after surgery. If that is not possible, ask that your oral surgeon electronically send the prescriptions to your pharmacy before beginning your surgery to ensure that they will be ready for a friend or family member to pick up for you following your surgery.
#2 Stock Up Your Fridge
You are going to want to stick to eating foods that are soft but provide you with the nutrients that you need in the days following your oral surgery. Make a trip to the store and purchase foods that fit this bill, such as yogurts and soups. Having the right type of food on hand when you get home will make it a lot easier to take care of yourself and to stay healthy as you heal from your oral surgery.
#3 Schedule Time Off Work
Be sure to find out how much recovery time is necessary for the type of surgery that you are going to have, and schedule that time off work. Make sure that during that time you are free from responsibilities, so if you have pets, you should arrange for their care during the time you will be healing. If you have kids or elderly parents that you take care of, arrange for some assistance with them following your surgery so that your body has the proper amount of time to heal.
#4 Set Up A Relaxing Area
Set up a relaxing area so that you have somewhere to relax when you get home from your surgery. For example, put extra pillows and blankets on your bed, as well as reading material or movies. Or if you are more of a living room person, set up your recovery area in your living room. That way, when you get home from your surgery, you can just sit back and relax.
#5 Get Transportation Home
Finally, oral surgery generally requires the use of some type of amnestic. Additionally, you may be in pain and feel discomfort. You will not be in the shape necessary to drive home. Arrange for a friend or family member to take you home; if that is not possible, arrange for medical transportation home or a taxi.
For more information, contact a delta dental oral surgeon.