Dental implants are a good solution for replacing missing permanent teeth. In order to qualify for the procedure you must see a dentist and have x-rays done to determine the amount of bone you have on your jaw bone. You must also share your complete medical history with the dentist so they can determine if you are a good candidate for the surgical procedure.
Some people have medical conditions such as diabetes, and heart diseases that may cause the dentist some concern. Your dentist can not evaluate you properly unless they know all of the medications you take, both prescription, and over the counter. They must know your medical history, and any concerns you might have about the procedure.
Having teeth implants requires surgical placement of titanium rods next to your jaw bone. Before this surgery is performed you must try to refrain from smoking tobacco products. When you smoke tobacco products you cause your blood vessels to be narrowed. This can create problems for you during a surgical procedure, or when you are trying to heal after a surgical procedure.
Before the surgery you should refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages. Different types of alcohol have different effects on your body. Alcohol does not mix well with the pain medications, and the anesthesia you will need during the surgery. It is best if you refuse from consuming alcohol for at least seventy two hours prior to any surgical procedure.
Your surgical team will tell you what measures you must take prior to the surgery. These measures generally include the cessation of eating or drinking for at least twelve hours prior to the procedure. The surgeon does not want you to have food in your stomach when they are operating. During an operation many people become nauseated and the surgeon does not want to take the risk that you might vomit and aspirate some of that material while you are unconscious. Follow the food and drink recommendations of the surgical team carefully.
You want to make sure that you take nothing that could interfere with your surgery. This includes over the counter pain medications that might think your blood. Aspirin can thin your blood, and the thinner blood would not clot properly. Talk to the surgical team about what things you might be able to take for pain prior to the surgery, and make them aware of any over the counter medicines, including vitamins, that you take on a regular basis.