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The best way to have a smooth and trouble-free appointment is by preparing for it. If you do the following things, you will restore your oral health in an organized and trouble-free way:

Confirm your plans
The worst thing you can do on the day of your appointment is be late, so make sure you call our office and confirm the time of your appointment. We also recommend confirming your travel plans. Please have someone drive you to and from your appointment because the dental sedative will not make it safe for you to drive.

Follow the food instructions
Dentists generally recommend fasting 8-12 hours before the treatment. If this is the case for you, don’t eat breakfast the morning of your surgery. Generally, it’s recommended that you do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your appointment.

Ask your dentist for the details
If you would like to know what to expect during the surgery, please feel free to ask your dentist about the step-by-step tooth extraction process. Knowing these steps will help you prepare for the treatment and it might even help you feel less nervous and anxious.

Being prepared is a great way to take control of your dental appointments and your life. If you do these three things, you will have a successful appointment and you might even feel better about the treatment. So, if you need any help preparing for your appointment or if you have any questions, please call Virginia Dental Group today by dialing 703-385-3800 and talk to a member of our caring dental team. Dr. Lida M. Vargas looks forward to restoring your oral health and to helping you in any way she can!