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If you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth that requires extraction, or wisdom teeth that need to be removed, it’s time to restore your oral health with oral surgery. It’s very important that you solve this problem right away because if you don’t, the other teeth in your smile could be affected as well. So, it’s time to call Culebra North Dental Care at 210-680-1550 and schedule an appointment!

If you have already scheduled a tooth extraction appointment, it’s time to prepare for the surgery. You can prepare by:

Confirming your plans
Make sure you know what time your appointment is scheduled so you won’t be late. Knowing what time you will need to be here will help you plan your day so it will work around your appointment. We also recommend confirming your travel arrangements. If we haven’t told you already, you will need a ride to and from the office because the dental sedation might not allow you to drive.

Following food instructions
Generally, it is best to fast for 8-12 hours before your appointment. So, we recommend that you avoid eating or drinking after midnight the night before your appointment. However, there are exceptions for those with health issues. If you are diabetic or if you have a health condition that requires you to eat food, please inform us of this condition.

Asking the dentist for details
If you would like to know what to expect during the surgery, please feel free to ask your dentist 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.

After you’ve done these three things, you’re all ready for your appointment! Dr. Jonathan E. Quillian and our entire team want you to have the best experience possible, so we strongly recommend doing everything you can to make the appointment go smoothly. If you have any questions or if you need help doing these things, please call us today and talk to a member of our caring dental team here in San Antonio, Texas.