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Tooth extractions can be nerve wracking and scary at times, but they are quite necessary for restoring your oral health if you have a severely decayed and damaged tooth. However, there are things you can do to prepare for the extraction so you can have a successful and comfortable appointment.

Make sure you know what time your appointment is scheduled so you won’t be late. Knowing the time you will need to be here will help you plan your day. We also recommend confirming your travel arrangements. If we haven’t told you already, you will need a ride to and from the office because the dental sedation might not allow you to drive.

It’s very important that you follow the food instructions your dentist, Dr. Joe Gerard, gives you. We generally recommend that patients fast 8-12 hours before their appointment, so please do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before.

If you are scared or nervous about your tooth extraction, we encourage you to talk to your dentist about the details of the treatment. Knowing what to expect in the dental chair helps many patients feel more comfortable in the hands of the dentist. So, please feel free to ask your dentist for details if you desire.

If you do these things, you will be prepared and you will likely have a smooth and trouble-free experience when you come into our office. We want you to have the best dental experience possible so we are here to help you in any way we can. So, if there’s anything you need from us or if you have any questions about tooth extraction in Phoenix, Arizona, please feel free to call Arizona Dental today at 602-788-4040. Dr. Joe Gerard and our entire dental team are thrilled to help you!