Tooth extraction or any dental situation will always give you the idea of pain. Sometimes this type thinking stops you from visiting your dentist regularly. And this is also the reason why overtime, a simple dental situation can turn into worst. On an earlier stage of a dental situation you may only need services of a general dentist, but when fear stops you from seeing one to have it check, it will worsen the situation requiring you to see an orthodontist perhaps or a periodontist for that matter. Periodontist is a dentist that specializes dental cases like dental implants, root planning and gum graft surgery.
The pain will be there in any type of surgery. It may be an internal surgery or the likes of a gum graft surgery. Here are some tips to ease the pain when having a gum graft surgery:
Know and Check your Options for the Drug to Use on the Surgery
Talk out with your periodontist prior on having the surgery on what drugs to use. People have different tolerance on pain and level of fear when it comes to any dental procedure. Before you would have the conversation with your periodontist, do some research of your own so by the time you start discussing your options, you basically have an idea what are the suggestions given to you or if ever you have clarifications, you can easily ask it right away.
Go for the Modern Surgery
The old version of gum graft surgery leaves a gaping hole after the surgery whereas the modern surgery will allow the roof of the mouth to be stitched. These type of options need to be discussed thoroughly to you as the patient. Again, ask for options with your periodontist, ask questions and if there are things that are unclear, have it explained to you in details.
Bring some Music On
They say music can help soothe you in any situation you will be in. This might work especially with people who have great fears with dental procedure. Music may relax your senses while having the surgery. It will not hurt if you ask your periodontist if you can bring your Ipod with you.
Have a Post-Surgery Plan
Bring someone with you while discussing details about the before and after the surgery. The after is as important as the before details. After the surgery, it is a given that your mouth will be sore hence you can’t eat properly, or the drugs given to you after the surgery may not help on thinking clearly as to what to eat and what not to eat. It is important to have someone to take care of these things for you. Plan out an after surgery meal plans so you will still be fed the right way.
Going through any surgical procedure is painful however there are indeed ways to lighten things up along the surgery and after the surgery. The pain is temporary but the results will bring you more good feelings than the pain you felt after the surgery.