Preparing for Implant Surgery

Have you decided you want dental implants to replace your missing tooth or teeth? Have you selected your implant dentist? Have you scheduled your implant surgery? If so, then here’re the last things you need to do to prepare for your implant surgery.

Schedule Time off Work: Many people are afraid that dental implant surgery is very painful and disabling. It’s not, and if you talk to implant dentist Joe Quartuccio or Charles Frye, they’ll tell you about actual patients’ experience. Many people are ready to go back to work the day after dental implant surgery, but it’s not a bad idea to schedule two or three days off to be sure.

Arrange for a Ride: Although we’ll keep you in the recovery room until you’re mostly recovered from anesthesia, you won’t be able to drive for the rest of the day. You’ll need someone to drive you home.

Quit Smoking: If you’re a smoker who’s been considered a good candidate for dental implants (most aren’t), you’ll be asked to quit smoking for about a month before and after surgery to help your tissue recover.

Pick Up Prescriptions: Most likely, you’ll only be prescribed an antibiotic, but it’s simpler to pick up your prescriptions before surgery than after.

And then you just need to show up suitably before your dental implant surgery. If you have any other questions about getting ready for implant surgery, you can consult the instructions your implant dentist gave you or call our office 412-487-6910.

If you are not a current patient, but want to learn more about dental implants, please contact Dentonics, Inc, providing dental excellence in Pittsburgh since 1925, to schedule an appointment with an implant dentist.

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