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What Questions Should I Ask the Oral Surgeon?


Posted on 11/7/2022 by Widner Elite Oral Surgery and Dental Implants
What Questions Should I Ask the Oral Surgeon?Before undergoing an oral surgery, it is essential to be well-prepared for what to expect. The dentist will issue comprehensive pre-op and post-op instructions. The instructions inform you what the procedure will involve and the outcome you can expect. However, if you are unsure about anything, it is a good practice to inquire from your surgeon about some essential details about the surgery. Some of the questions you should be pretty proactive to ask primarily include:

How Long Will the Surgery Take?


You should know how long the procedure will take, and the surgeon should give you the approximate time the surgery will take. You will need to be well-prepared to plan your day. To make the proper arrangements, you must know the specific time details so as to arrange with the person who will pick you up from the hospital.

What are Some of the Complications of Oral Surgery?


It would be best if you asked your dentist about oral surgery's potential risks and complications. Enquire about the probability of the surgery causing any harm to your health. You should also be informed on ways to prevent severe complications during or after the surgery.

What is The Expected Recovery Time?


The recovery time of each procedure tends to vary. Discuss with your dentist and determine the time it will take to recover completely. The recovery time will help you make proper arrangements, such as when you will be off from work.

What Foods Should I Eat After the Procedure?


Your dentist should advise you on the foods you should or should not eat during the recovery period. Ideally, they will recommend that you avoid spicy or acidic foods as they interfere with the healing process. After oral surgery, you need to give yourself adequate time to heal and be aware of things that can prolong the recovery process.
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