When it comes to preparing for oral surgery, patients at Steven T. Cutbirth DDS in Waco are given six important instructions to get them through from start to finish.
First, Choose Wisely
Understanding the details of a procedure helps you attain the ideal outcome. This important knowledge about your dental experience opens up a conversation with our staff. Which leads us to the next instruction:
Second, Question Up Front
We want to answer these 4 important questions:
-What are the alternatives to having it done?
-Why is this the best option?
-How many visits should I expect?
-What kind of complications or risks are there?
(After you’ve asked your questions, we’ll ask ours.)
Third, Update Records
This is not just for billing purposes. We want to prepare for any possibility. Making sure your personal contact information is up-to-date helps us convey important specifics to you post-procedure.
Fourth, Be Honest
While we have a gentle, responsive touch, we find that slight pinches and cramping and other pain can arise while you are in our chair. If you’re asked whether you are comfortable, please be honest. We understand it is difficult to communicate clearly when your mouth is full of tools. Experience has helped us to read your cues. Let us make you as comfortable as possible.
Fifth, Rest and Recover
After any extensive procedure, it is important to allow a period of rest for your mouth. This rest period may vary depending on how the procedure goes. This instruction will be given to you along with any other required recovery instructions. Follow these as issued.
Finally, Sixth, Accept our Thanks
We appreciate your business. We would love to have you invite your friends to enjoy the same trusted dental care we’ve given you!
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