The thought of undergoing any sort of surgery is enough to have you be frightened. But when it comes to oral surgery, the thought of having someone drilling inside of your mouth as your head shakes from side to side, is enough to make some people want to flee the country. If you have to undergo some oral surgery and just aren’t sure how you’re going to make it through the procedure emotionally, try these following tips.
Yes, it might sound like an awful idea to research your oral surgery online, however, by fully understanding what kind of surgery you’re about to undergo, you can rid your mind of any unnecessary thoughts or nightmares. When researching online, try to focus on medically based websites and avoid looking at any sort of graphic imagery— this will just scare you away.
Speak to Your Dental Office
If the thought of your oral surgery is keeping you up all night, then you might need to hear some calming words coming directly from the dentist office. Simply call your dental office and ask to either speak to the dentist himself or a dental assistant. During your phone call explain to them that you’re feeling a little anxious about the procedure and would like a little bit of reassurance. Your dentist will likely give you some calming words of advice and will tell you things such as how routine of a procedure it is and that you really have nothing to worry about.
Ask About Sedation
If worse comes to worse, you can always ask your dentist about sedation dentistry. Available in multiple forms including oral sedation (valium) or more intense sedation like anesthesia. Make sure to fully communicate with your dentist beforehand if you decided to take a pill like valium in order to calm your nerves— that way he knows exactly what drugs are in your system.
Going into have oral surgery can make most people an emotional wreck. However, by following these three tips you can help to alleviate your anxiety and feel more relaxed throughout your entire procedure.
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