It is vital after you undergo any surgical procedure that you have adequate time to rest so you can heal properly. Our team at Pikes Peak Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center understands that when you have a routinely busy schedule, finding time for rest can be quite the challenge. We want to ensure your recovery is both quick and comfortable, which is why we suggest you plan your surgery appointment strategically; choosing the best date for your procedure helps your recovery run as smoothly as possible.
If possible, we strongly suggest scheduling your appointment around an upcoming long weekend or holiday break. Minimizing the amount of work or school you miss is just one benefit of arranging your surgery over a holiday break, especially for a high school student undergoing wisdom teeth removal. Though spending your holiday break recovering from a surgical procedure may not be what you had in mind, giving yourself the appropriate time to heal will speed up your overall recovery and ward off any potential complications.
Having friends and family more available to aid you in your recovery is an additional benefit of planning your surgery around holidays. A wide variety of the services we offer are outpatient procedures in which a minimal healing period is necessary, but in some cases, someone may need to be on hand to stop at the store or help you with various responsibilities. When your procedure requires the administration of anesthesia, a responsible adult must drive you to and from your appointment. Your friends and family members are more likely to be available when you schedule your surgery around a weekend or holiday. Overexerting yourself immediately after surgery can cause excessive bleeding or other complications, so even if you feel like you can carry out your daily tasks on your own, it’s always good to have someone available to help you.
We strive to accommodate every patient’s schedule, but scheduling appointments in advance is key because dates before holidays and weekends are often popular picks.
It’s important to consult with your oral surgeon if you are unsure about when you need to undergo a procedure. Many elective procedures can be postponed until it is more convenient for you, but some conditions often necessitate immediate attention. When this is the case, it’s important to make your health a priority and schedule your appointment right away, taking ample time to rest and recover. If you can afford to wait, however, aim for a date when you have time off or are less busy. Most importantly, be sure to discuss with your oral surgeon any questions you may have and what your expectations for recovery should be; every patient has a specific set of needs, and every procedure requires a different recovery process. Your recovery may differ from that of someone you know who had the same procedure.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation with our office, please contact us and we will be happy to schedule an appointment that works with your schedule. We hope you enjoy the upcoming holiday season!