Article provided by: Louisville Oral Surgery & Dental Implants
If you're about to get your wisdom teeth removed but are kind of scared about the procedure; don't worry! It's not as bad as you might have heard! The process of wisdom teeth removal is pretty straight-forward, and we can get you in and out in just a couple of short of hours. Of course, wisdom teeth removal is a surgical operation, so it needs to be taken seriously. That is why more Kentuckians choose Louisville Oral Surgery and Dental Implants for wisdom teeth removal in Louisville KY. Ours is the most trusted clinic in Louisville for oral surgery procedures.
Louisville Oral Surgery and Dental Implants would like to inform you about three basic things you need to know before arriving on the day of your wisdom teeth removal:
1. Have Nothing to Eat After Midnight the Night Before Your Wisdom Teeth Extraction
This might be difficult, and you might get very hungry. However, you must not eat anything after midnight the night before your scheduled procedure. We generally try to schedule our patients for first thing in the morning so that you don't have to go all day without eating. We will do our best to work with you, but you must not eat before your wisdom teeth removal!
You can drink clear liquids such as water and apple juice or anything else that you can see through. However, like with the food, you must not drink anything during the two hours leading up to your procedure.
2. Arrange a Ride
You can drive yourself or take public transportation here, but you will not be able to get home on your own. You will need someone with a driver's license to bring you back. We use sedation and heavy medication for wisdom teeth removal, and you will not be safe to get yourself home. For this reason, we recommend you have someone drive you here, stay with you throughout the procedure, and drive you home when your wisdom teeth removal is finished.
3. Ladies, Don't Pee Before Your Procedure
We will need to take a sample of your urine before we start your wisdom teeth removal operation. Please, don't pee before you come in. Arrive ready to go.
The Procedure Itself
On the day of your procedure, we will go over some paperwork with you when you come in, have you sign some consents, and advise you on how to care for your mouth after the procedure. We'll sit you down in a chair, put some stickers on your chest, put a blood pressure cuff around your arm, make the chair into a bed, put some oxygen on your nose, and give you some laughing gas that'll make you feel pretty good.
Next, we will insert an IV, and once we have an IV, we will give you some medication that will take away the pain and the memory of the procedure. Once you're sleeping, we will send whoever is accompanying you out to the waiting room. Then, the surgeon will come in and remove your wisdom teeth. As you see the, the process is simple and straight-forward. That's who we do things at Louisville Oral Surgery and Dental Implants. Call us for fast and safe wisdom teeth removal in Louisville KY.
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