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Pre-operative preparation

Pre-operative preparation

Importance of preoperative preparation in dental surgery

Pre-operative preparation

Preoperative preparation for dental surgery is crucial to ensure the success of the procedure and minimize risks. The development of this phase prior to the intervention is part of the surgical treatment plan and impacts the conditions that can occur during surgery, as well as its subsequent effects.

The preoperative phase covers different aspects, such as precise and concrete information about the surgery, possibly immediate or later effects, and other aspects that facilitate better conditions for the intervention.

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Steps to follow in the preoperative phase of dental surgery

Discuss with the dentist / oral surgeon

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  • before surgery, about the details of the intervention and any questions or concerns about the procedure.

Talk about the health condition

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In the dialogue of the pre-surgery consultation, it is necessary to inform the health professional about any medical problem or medication / treatment that is being received, including supplements and vitamins. It is important that the dentist is informed of the patient’s clinical condition in order to take measures to reduce the risks during surgery.

Allergies to medications

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It is also important to inform the dentist about any allergies you have with any medication, since during surgery and recovery some drugs may be included in the treatment, and it is necessary to know  which ones do not benefit the development and evolution of the intervention.

Informed consent

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Generally, at the end of this prior consultation, the professional requests to sign the informed consent, a document through which the person certifies that they accept the development of the intervention, the possible risks, and the immediate or future effects.

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Diet and fasting before dental surgery

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This is an important aspect and the instructions of the dentist / oral surgeon must be followed. In general, the patient is asked not to eat or drink anything for eight hours before the procedure to avoid complications with anesthesia.

The day of surgery: preparation and care

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The person must arrive at the surgical site on time and be prepared for the procedure. It is recommended to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, and not to wear jewelry or other accessories that may interfere with the procedure.

At the start of the procedure, the dentist / oral surgeon administers a local or general anesthetic to numb the mouth and prevent pain during surgery. It is indispensable that the surgeon is informed if there is any type of reaction to the anesthesia, such as dizziness, nausea, or shortness of breath.

Conclusion

Information and knowledge of the procedure: key to successful dental surgery

The stage prior to dental surgery is relevant to guarantee the success of the procedure.

Being informed and knowing the procedure to follow helps to solve different concerns that the person has regarding surgery. Also, it allows a comprehensive understanding of the reason and the effect that each of the previous care can generate in the development of the intervention.

Before assuming any dental surgical process, it is essential to inquire about the different alternative service options to address the corresponding diagnosis. Our directory of dental professionals is a very useful tool to advance that search. There you find information to contact different dentists / oral surgeons. Consult it and select the alternative that meets your expectations.

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