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Wisdom tooth extractions are performed frequently around the world, but that doesn’t mean it’s a treatment you should take lightly. So, if your teen is undergoing this treatment, please remember to do all you can to help them (and yourself) prepare for it. To help you do so, Dr. Aaron Ercole, has some recommendations for you.

The first recommendation is to follow any instructions our dental team gave you regarding diet before surgery. This means your teen should abstain from eating or drinking for a certain amount of time. Generally, it’s recommended to avoid eating within the 6-hour window prior to the surgery. This is instructed because the anesthesia might make your teen nauseous, so it’s best that they have an empty stomach.

The second recommendation is to take them to and from their appointment, or at least have someone give them a ride. This is important because your child will still be affected by the anesthesia when they wake up. It might even take them some time to feel 100 percent normal, so it’s not safe for them to drive home by themselves.

The third recommendation is to encourage your child to wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothes to the appointment. This will help them feel more at ease in the dental chair. It’s also recommended to have them leave any jewelry or contact lenses at home.

To learn more about how to prepare for your teen’s wisdom tooth extraction in North Providence, Rhode Island, please call Ocean State Oral Surgery Center, L.L.C. and talk to a member of our dental team. All you need to do is dial 401-353-1515, and we will