Things to ask your dentist for extraction day
A tooth extraction can feel like a daunting procedure, but being aware of what to expect may help put you at ease before the procedure. At Polident we have several expert professionals who work with us including dentists like Dr Mounir Atassi. Below Dr Atassi outlines the key questions to go through with your dentist.
What can I expect from the day?
Being clear about what the day’s schedule is can help to relax you, and your dentist is always more than happy to explain.
What anesthetic will I have?
Most people just need a local anesthetic and you shouldn’t feel anything during the tooth extraction. However, if a lot of teeth are being removed or in other rare cases, your dentist may recommend a general anesthetic. Ask your dentist or your hygienist and they’ll be more than happy to help.
How should I prepare for the day?
It’s important to know your pre-extraction procedure to help the whole day go smoothly and prevent any hold-ups or even cancellation.
What’s available if I’m really anxious about the surgery?
Feeling anxious is entirely normal, but the good news is that there are a number of options available to help you relax before having the anesthetic.
How long does pain last after tooth extraction?
Knowing what to expect can make it easier to deal with. Talking to your dentist, you’ll get a good idea about potential pain and swelling you may experience after tooth extraction.
Will I be leaving the surgery with finished dentures?
This is a good question, as some patients don’t necessarily walk out of the procedure with their final dentures. Some are given temporary dentures and some may leave with a gap.
Will I be able to work or drive that day?
This can help you plan in advance for booking time off work if it’s needed and making travel arrangements.