How to Get Ready for Your Child’s Wisdom Tooth Extraction Appointment

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If your teen is about to undergo wisdom tooth extraction, good for them! This treatment can help them have the strong and healthy smile they deserve. Before they start their appointment, it’s important to do all you can to help them prepare. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Mark Prosniewski, is happy to give you some helpful tips.

The first tip is to make sure your teen abstains from eating or drinking prior to the appointment. Our dental team should have given you specific instructions on how long they should go without eating or drinking. It’s typically recommended for the patient to withhold food at least 6 hours before their treatment. This is encouraged because the anesthetic might make your teen nauseous, so it’s best if they have an empty stomach.

The second tip is to give them a ride to and from their appointment. Please do not expect them to drive after treatment; allowing them to drive home can be quite dangerous. This is because they will most likely still feel the effects of the anesthetic, which will make their mind a bit foggy.

The third tip is to make sure your teen wears loose-fitting and comfortable clothes to their appointment. This will help them feel more content in the dental chair. It’s also best if your teen leaves any contact lenses or jewelry at home.

Call The Bartlett Dental Station today and talk to a member of our dental team if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to prepare your teen for wisdom tooth extraction in Bartlett, Illinois. All you need to do is dial 630-837-2779 and our dental team will be happy to assist you!