Our Carnegie tooth extraction process is designed to make sure that your overall dental health isn’t compromised. There are several reasons why we need to take a tooth out and there are several options to cover in the space afterwards.
You can even do your part before the Carnegie tooth extraction process. Here’s a few ways for you to prepare.
- First off, we’ll need to know as much as possible. That means you should be ready to tell us all about the medications you’re currently taking as well as any past medical issues you might have had. Some of the medications you might be on will change the way we prescribe to you after the process is over.
- You’ll also need to get a ride to our facility on the day of the Carnegie tooth extraction. We might be giving you a local anesthetic and, in that case, you can drive yourself home. However, if we want to give you something a little more powerful so the process goes smoothly, it’s best if you get a ride to and from our office.
- Although having a tooth extracted isn’t generally a very invasive procedure, we think it’s best if you fast for several hours before surgery. If you come in and ask us beforehand, we can give you a precise number.
- If you suffer from diabetes, we can make alternative plans when it comes to fasting. It’s a good idea to keep up your blood sugar levels so we can work something out. It’s always important to make sure that we counteract any effects of local anesthetics that could affect blood sugar.
- It’s also important for you to take the prescribed medication we give you. That can include a painkiller for after the process as well as a blood coagulation medication if necessary beforehand.
Here’s another helpful tip. It’s a good idea to make sure your refrigerator has a lot of soft foods in it. The reason for that is quite simple. After an extraction you won’t be able to eat crunchy or hard foods. Soup and yogurt are a good bet.
Depending on the type of extraction involved, you might want to remain at home for several days after the operation. At the very least we suggest it’s a good idea not to sign anything legal right after your Carnegie tooth extraction. It’s best to wait until the effects of the anesthetic wear off.