Your dental implant procedure can seem like a daunting day: it might be looming weeks or months in the future but that doesn’t stop it from being a frightening object on the horizon. Your life will be permanently changed after that single visit to our New Albany office, so how do you prepare for such a big day?
Recovering from dental implant surgery is usually pretty easy and surprisingly pain-free. Despite that you should still prepare for your procedure just like you would any other kind of surgery. There’s a lot you can do to make the days leading up to and after your procedure easy. Here are some tips to make it a breeze.
Plan With Your Work
The day you schedule your implant procedure should also be the day you request time off of work. It’s never too early to make your plans, so be sure your boss, coworkers, and subordinates know you’re going to be out.
It also helps to plan for any contingencies, like an extra day off or other complications. Be sure you’ve planned for more time off than needed!
Make Sure Your Procedure Financing Is Squared Away
We like to do all we can to make paying for your procedure simple, so we’re glad to handle insurance and other complicated things for you. No matter how you’re paying for your implant procedure be sure that you have everything figured out early on. We always bill you with no surprise charges, so you’ll know the exact cost of your procedure far in advance!
Take advantage of the time you have between planning and placement of your implants to get all of your financial needs met. You don’t want to end up with a surprise from the bank or your insurance company at the last minute!
Watch Your Health
If you’re a smoker now is the time to stop. Smoking has a serious effect on your ability to heal from implant surgery and integrate them successfully once healed. Take the time to kick the habit and be sure to plan your procedure around your quit goals.
It’s also an ideal time to start eating well and taking good care of yourself: the better health you’re in for your implant procedure the easier it will be to heal!
Schedule A Driver
You’re not going to be able to drive home after implant surgery: you’ll be on painkillers and recovering from anesthesia. Don’t forget to make plans with a friend or family member well in advance – they might have to schedule time off too!
Get The House In Order
There’s nothing worse than coming home from surgery and not having a clean house. The last thing you’ll want to do is worry about cleaning and other household tasks, so do yourself a favor and take care of them all before you come in!
We also recommend having some good soft food on hand or pre-prepared. It’ll be nice to not have to worry about cooking or shopping for food. If you’re the family cook it’ll be even nicer when you don’t have to spend time preparing meals while you’re just trying to relax and recover.
Worried About Getting Sick?
If you experience any health complications, illnesses, or other problems near the date of your implant procedure be sure to contact New Albany Implants right away. Depending on the condition we may need to reschedule your appointment or simply take steps to ensure we keep you safe and healthy.
It’s rare for an illness to interrupt an implant procedure but you’re better off being safe rather than sorry! Make sure we’re up-to-date to make your appointment go smoothly.
Get Ready For Some “Me” Time
Implant surgery is usually pretty easy to recover from, but that doesn’t mean you won’t feel wiped out after your procedure. Make sure that everyone knows you’re going to take some time for yourself after your implant appointment. Get the couch ready, prep some movies to watch, or make sure you have your favorite books lined up and get ready to kick back for a bit!
We’re Looking Forward To Changing Your Life!
Planning for implant surgery is just like any other kind of procedure. If you think we’ve missed anything or you have any questions about prepping for implant surgery don’t hesitate to contact us right away!