Details on the Ways to Prepare for Implant Surgery

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If you’re about to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, then it’s time to prepare for your treatment. It’s important to prepare so you can feel comfortable in the dental chair and so you can increase your chances of treatment success. To help you prepare for your appointment, our Quail Ridge Dental dental team encourages you to do the following things:

-Make sure you tell your doctor about any medications you are taking, even over-the-counter and prescription drugs and supplements. It’s also important to tell Dr. Jeffery Carver about and medical conditions you have, especially because if you have a certain heart condition or if you have orthopedic implants, he will prescribe antibiotics before surgery to prevent infection.

-Usually, your dental professional will use a type of anesthetic to help control the pain during the treatment. Talk to Dr. Jeffery Carver and see which anesthetic is right for you. Generally, your options include local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia.

-Your dental team will give you specific instructions on what to eat and drink before surgery. Make sure you follow those instructions.

-If you are going to have a strong anesthetic, it’s best to ask a family member or friend to take you home after the appointment. The anesthetic will be too strong to allow you to drive.

Doing these things will help you prepare for your upcoming appointment. If you have any questions about our tips and recommendations, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call at 928-855-5042. We want this treatment to go as smoothly as possible, so we are happy to help you in any way we can!