How to Be Ready For an Oral Surgery?

When you are certain that you are aware of what should be expected during an oral surgery and the care that needs to be taken to recuperate effectively, only then can you can enjoy a quick recovery. Very often, an oral surgery is an outpatient treatment that needs either general or local anesthesia. Now this signifies that would have to return home, shortly after the completion of your operation, after getting the approval of your dental surgeon of course.

When you visit a dental clinic in Cary for any preliminary appointments, you should question your dental surgeon as to what steps you should take before and after the dental surgery.

Evening before the dental surgery

Just a night before the appointment, you need to make a final arrangement for your transportation from home to the dental clinic and back. That is because you may not be in a condition to do the driving yourself since the anesthesia that will be given to you may still have effecting you er the surgery. So, it is critical that these details are settled beforehand to avoid anxiety at the last moment.

Apart from this, you may be also needed to fast the evening prior to your dental surgery. The dental surgeon will intimate you with the precise duration, though in most cases, it is usual to start fasting before 8 to 10 hours prior to the operation. In majority of the cases, you are not supposed to drink or eat anything after 12 a.m. i.e. midnight. Unless of course if you are a diabetic patient, you should not be skipping your breakfast. Any medications that had been prescribed to you should be taken in the morning and the evening prior to your surgery.


It is also critical to prepare for your after-care at the home prior to your appointment for oral surgery. You may be advised to spend a lot of time in your bed once the surgery is over and so you would need additional pillows on your bed so that resting in a reclining and comfortable position is simple. Make sure that there is a TV, some magazines or other options for entertainment near your bed. You are not supposed to be smoking while recuperating from your dental surgery as smoking needs a sucking motion that can damage your surgery site and even cause bleeding.

Our practice & COVID-19 information

To Our Most Valued Patients:
Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, and continuing until further notice, we must implement new restrictions on patient care. This is based on the latest advice we have received from the Centers for Disease Control, the NC Dental Board and the American Dental Association. 
If you have an appointment at Howarth Family Dental Center for non-emergency dental treatment (such as a checkup or cleaning or fillings), the appointment has been canceled, and we will work with you to reschedule. We are now restricting treatment to urgent or emergency care only.
This decision was not easy, but necessary. The health and well-being of our patients and team members are our primary focus. We will continue to be available for urgent and emergency care.    
If you should have a true dental emergency, you can contact a member of our team by calling our office at 919-866-3200. Please be patient as it may take us a little longer to respond. We will also send updates via text and email as needed during the situation at hand.
We regret that we must restrict our patient care this way. We are serving our patients in the safest manner possible by following the advice of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under these difficult circumstances. In doing this, we will safeguard the health and safety of our patients, our team members, and the entire community. Thank you all for your cooperation and understanding during these trying times and we wish you all the best of health.
In Good Health,
Dr. Gregg Howarth & Staff

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