How To Prepare for a Dental Extraction

Masked dental professionals looking down on a patient before oral surgery.

While teeth are meant to last a lifetime, injury, decay, or improper growth can interfere and may even result in the need for a dental extraction. If you’ve been told you need a dental extraction, you may be wondering what you can do to prepare. Keep reading to learn three helpful tips on how to prepare for a dental extraction!

1. Ask Questions

It’s understandable to feel nervous before a dental extraction, especially when you don’t know much about them. To feel more at ease, it’s a great idea to ask Dr. Nguyen and our team questions about your extraction. For example, you may want to ask Dr. Nguyen about dental sedation or if a dental crown or implant restoration will be necessary after the extraction area has healed.

2. Understand Post-Extraction Guidelines

Before and after your dental extraction, Dr. Nguyen will inform you about what to expect and how to care for the extraction area. Following care guidelines will help keep the extraction site clean and prevent infection. Besides specific care instructions, it is best to take it easy at least two days after the procedure. It is also best to avoid drinking with a straw to avoid loosening the clot and to maintain good oral hygiene.

3. Arrange Transportation or Care

Depending on the type of extraction you have and whether or not you receive dental sedation, you should ask a family member or friend for a ride home after. Dental sedation is often used in the case of wisdom teeth removal. While you can drive after local anesthesia, having someone to take care of you after can help calm your nerves and speed recovery.

Tooth Extractions in Long Island City, NY

At Queensboro Plaza Dental Care, we offer gentle tooth extractions and wisdom teeth removal in Long Island, NY. If you suspect you need a tooth extracted, give our office a call so we can schedule your appointment and guide you through this process!

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Patient Reviews

Karoline PammerKaroline Pammer
20:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are extremely competent, friendly and professional. He is very thorough and explains everything very clearly. Finally I feel like I am in good hands when it comes to dental care.
Matt SmithMatt Smith
21:18 05 Feb 22
Great overall experience getting a dental cleaning. Very friendly staff, beautifully designed office, and a comfortable experience watching calming Netflix nature programming while in the chair. Complimentary beverages are in the waiting room and so is a little play area for kids.It felt to me that this was a patient-focused family practice as opposed to a cold, corporate dental mill trying to churn through as many patients as possible.I’ll definitely be coming back here for all my dental needs and I highly recommend.
Sundup SherpaSundup Sherpa
22:07 02 Feb 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are very welcoming and they provide an excellent experience every time I visit. I’ve only been here twice for annual checkups but would definitely consider and recommend this place to anyone who appreciates good customer experience and a very thoughtful approach to making sure that you feel at home. I have some procedures set up for later in the month and I must actually be the only person in the world actually looking forward to a dentist appointment.
Jayrockem GottemJayrockem Gottem
21:27 09 Nov 21
Great place wonderful staff they will be my go too dentist 100%
shawaf alishawaf ali
22:08 26 Aug 21
Very confident after leaving the office that my teeth are in greatttt hands. Above and beyond patient care. Very informative visits. A sense that they genuinely care about patient concerns. Added helpful guidelines I took home with me to reach dental hygiene goals before my next visits. Highly recommended you leave your old scary dentist ! 😁😁
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