The Instructions on How to Prepare for Getting a Tooth Pulled

Posted .

As you may already know, having a tooth pulled is a serious and extensive treatment. This is why it’s best to prepare for the appointment as much as possible. To help you do so, our North Shore Family Dentistry dental team has some helpful tips for you.

The worst thing you can do on the day of your appointment is to be late, so make sure you call our office and confirm the time of your appointment. We also recommend confirming your travel plans. Please have someone drive you to and from your appointment because the dental sedative will not make it safe for you to drive.

Dentists generally recommend fasting 8-12 hours before the treatment. If this is the case for you, don’t eat breakfast the morning of your surgery. It’s generally recommended that you do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your appointment.

If you would like to know what to expect during the surgery, please feel free to ask your dentist, Dr. Carrie Guernsey, about the step-by-step tooth extraction process. Knowing these steps will help you prepare for the treatment and it might even help you feel less nervous and anxious.

Being prepared is a great way to take control of your dental appointments. If you do these things, you will have a high chance at having a successful appointment and you might even feel better about the treatment. So, if you need any help preparing for your appointment or if you have any questions about tooth extraction in Stoneham, Massachusetts, please call North Shore Family Dentistry today at 781-662-1999 and talk to a member of our caring dental team. Dr. Carrie Guernsey looks forward to restoring your oral health and helping you in any way she can!