How Should I Prepare for Implant Surgery?

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As you may already know, dental implant surgery is an invasive dental treatment that you should prepare for. If you prepare for the treatment, there is a high chance you’ll have a successful appointment. So, to help you get ready for your appointment, our Alluring Smiles dental team encourages you to do the following things:

-Tell your doctor about any medical conditions you have as well as any medications you are taking, including over-the-counter and prescription drugs and supplements. If you have orthopedic implants or certain heart conditions, Dr. Lucy Gilbart & Roli Malla Joshi might prescribe antibiotics before surgery to help prevent infection.

-Consider your anesthesia options. Generally, your options include local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia. It’s best to talk to your dental professional and discuss which option is best for you.

-Your dental team will give you instructions on what to eat and drink before surgery. Make sure you follow those instructions. This is important because the instructions will be based on the type of anesthetic you will receive.

– If you decided on using a strong anesthetic during the surgery, it’s best to ask a family member or friend to drive you home after the treatment.

If you do these things, you’ll be ready for your dental implant surgery in Gaithersburg, Maryland. If you have any questions or if you would like more details, please remember that you can always call our office at 301-637-6155. We are happy to help you in any way we can!