Well prepared for dental surgery
Dental surgery is imminent. How to prepare properly? What the dentist needs to know from you? You can find out here.
A preliminary discussion takes place in the dental practice before the dental surgery.
The dentist will assess the patient’s general health and explain why the procedure is necessary, how it will be performed and what the risks are.
This is a good opportunity to clarify open questions about treatment alternatives and concerns about basic necessity. It is best to write these down at home beforehand and bring them with you to the consultation.
Notes are also helpful during the conversation. Those who feel insecure can take a trusted person with them.
- In the preliminary talk dentist explains procedure in detail.
- Patient must inform about diseases, medications and allergies.
- Take medicines/other preparations according to dentist’s instructions.
- Smoking interferes with wound healing.
Important before dental surgery: clarify allergies and diseases
Usually the patient receives written information about the procedure beforehand and fills out a medical history questionnaire at home.
“In order to assess risks and plan the surgery accurately, the dentist needs detailed information about the patient’s state of health,” explains Prof. Dr. Dietmar Oesterreich, Vice President of the German Dental Association. “He needs to know if allergies are known, general illnesses are present and what medications the patient is taking.”
The patient must inform the dentist not only about prescription medications but also about over-the-counter preparations.
Also, for the treatment of possible pain after the procedure, only the prescribed preparations should be used. This is how z.B. The independent use of acetylsalicylic acid (z.B. Aspirin) trigger more postoperative bleeding.
Basically, it is important to follow the dentist’s instructions exactly. He determines – if necessary. In consultation with the family doctor – which preparations must continue to be taken, discontinued or exchanged.
Stop: Smoking prohibited after dental surgery
Smoking not only damages the lungs and cardiovascular system, but also the gums and teeth. Nicotine and other components interfere with wound healing.
Thus, z.B. The tissue is not sufficiently supplied with blood and is only inadequately supplied with oxygen and nutrients. Delayed wound healing, inflammation and even tissue damage can be the consequences.
Wound healing disorders occur much more frequently in smokers than in non-smokers. Therefore, smoking should be avoided before and, of course, after an operation in the oral cavity.