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|Preoperative Care For Wisdom Tooth Removal and Extractions
The removal of impacted teeth is a serious surgical procedure. Preoperative and postoperative care is very important. Unnecessary pain and the complications of infection and swelling can be minimized if the instructions are followed carefully.
Please notify our office if you develop an infection, cold or flu prior to surgery so we can give you appropriate instructions. Inform us as soon as possible in case we need to postpone your surgery.
You should stop smoking at least two (2) weeks prior to surgery. Nicotine reduces circulation and can prolong healing and cause scaring and other complications.
Someone should remain with you during the first 12-24 hours to assist you with medications and bathroom needs. That person should read and be familiar with the postoperative instruction information given to you at your presurgical office visit.
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