Since you are already getting a cosmetic dental procedure; that means you have already thought long and hard about it. It is after all not a simple procedure, nor is it cheap. Unlike the usual dental procedures that we need to go through every year, cosmetic dentistry is a bit more complicated. It requires different kinds of procedures that may take a couple of weeks to a couple of months depending on the extent of the changes that the dentist needs to do. On top of the time that you will need to spend on it, you also need a lot of money because cosmetic dental procedures can be very expensive. Cosmetic dentistry can require you to have tooth extractions and false teeth. It can put you under braces or retainers for a couple of months. You sometimes even have to put up with elastic bands on your teeth that are the bane of most dental patients.
But for sure, you already know these things. So the next thing that you need to know is how to prepare for your upcoming cosmetic dental procedures. Here are some of them. Heed it each one.
- Check your work schedule
Some cosmetic dental procedures can be pretty drastic and these may require braces and elastic bands that will help the teeth move. If you have a lot of meetings schedules especially presentations to clients, you might want to schedule your dental procedure at a later date. You may actually start with the preliminary procedures like extractions and putting in false teeth because these are procedures that will not affect your appearance but braces and retainers are different things. Check with your dentist first and discuss the procedures that need to be done on your teeth and then decide when you are going to do it.
- Eat nutritious foods
Cosmetic dental procedures can involve extractions. For this, you need to keep your body strong. This is especially true with people who will be needing root canals alongside the extraction. Load up on fruits especially the citrus kinds and the berries. You need lots of vitamin C to speed up the recovery process and to make sure that you fight off any infections if there is. Boosting the immune system is important at this point. The same goes for putting in braces because your teeth will be moving and you need a strong body for it to cooperate with you.
- Get ready for the pain
You will be given anesthesia when you go through tooth extractions so don’t worry. The kind of pain that you need to brace yourself with is when you get braces. For the first few days, you will probably not be able to eat because of the pain. Just think about someone pushing or pulling your teeth to one side. Isn’t that painful? This is especially true if you want to speed up the process and wear the braces for a shorter period of time than normal.