Close Up of Young Man Smiling OutdoorsOnce you decide to have wisdom teeth removal, and you have met with one of our doctors in Virginia Beach at Coastal Virginia Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for a one-on-one consultation, you’ll need to take certain steps to prepare for your procedure. Planning ahead will ensure your recovery process is smooth and manageable. To find out some important tips on how to properly prepare for your procedure, keep reading.

Be sure you ask our doctors all of your questions.

One of the first things you should do when preparing for wisdom teeth removal is to ask questions. Our doctors work diligently to ensure each of their patients knows about and understands every step of their treatment plan, but if you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to ask. They want you to ask, and no question is too small, so don’t be afraid.

Make sure you have a ride.

Because our doctors will use general anesthesia during your wisdom teeth removal, you won’t be able to drive yourself home after your surgery. Therefore, be sure to enlist the help of a family member or friend in Virginia Beach to bring you to your appointment, stay in the waiting room during your procedure, and drive you safely home once you have been released by our doctors.

Fast before your wisdom teeth removal.

Before you come in for your wisdom teeth removal, a member of our team will provide you with some pre-surgery instructions. One of the most important instructions on this list will pertain to fasting prior to your procedure. Again, general anesthesia will be used during your wisdom, teeth removal, and eating or drinking before your procedure could put you in danger. If you break your fast and choose to eat within the given window, your appointment will be rescheduled.

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Prepare your pantry with the right foods.

Before you come in for your wisdom teeth removal, our doctors recommend visiting your local Virginia Beach grocery store to stock up on the right types of foods you’ll need to eat during your recovery. Our doctors recommend patients choose soft but healthy foods that can be prepared easily. Don’t buy hard, crunchy, or spicy foods to eat during recovery as these foods could irritate your surgical sites.

Wear clothing that is comfortable.

In order to make sure you are comfortable during your wisdom teeth removal, and so our doctors can easily administer general anesthesia, they encourage Virginia Beach patients to wear clothes that are comfortable and not too tight. In fact, it’s best to wear short-sleeves or shirts with long-sleeves that can easily be rolled up.

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Be sure you prepare for your wisdom teeth removal procedure. Taking time beforehand to do some of the things we mentioned above can make your recovery process so much easier.

If you have any other questions regarding wisdom teeth removal or the recovery period, don’t hesitate to call us. A member of our team will gladly help you.