All You Need to Know About Preparing for Dental Implant Treatment

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Dental implant treatment is a great way to replace your missing teeth and improve your oral health. However, in order to increase your chances of having a successful treatment, our Family & Implant Dentistry dental team strongly encourages you to prepare for your appointment as much as possible. To help you do so, we encourage 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, our dentist might prescribe antibiotics before surgery to help prevent infection.

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

-Consider your anesthesia options. Generally, our dentist will use local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia to control your pain. Talk to him or her about which option is best for you.

– 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.

Doing these things will keep you on the right track toward preparing for your dental implant treatment in Manhattan, Kansas. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call at 785-539-5949 and talk to a member of our team. Drs. Mark Hungerford, Grant Witcher, Josh Walker, Curtis Snowden, and Rawley Philpott look forward to helping you!