The thought of oral surgery can be daunting and overwhelming. Many people have a fear of the dentist and thus it’s safe to assume that even more folks fear a trip to the oral surgeon. But the truth is that it doesn’t have to be scary.
Oral surgery is an extremely common practice. And there are plenty of ways to prepare yourself for your upcoming surgery.
You should start by educating yourself. Education is the key to alleviating fear. Learn about what exactly will happen before, during, and after your surgery. Often it’s the concept of the “unknown” that scares people the most. By removing the unknown and replacing it with knowledge, you can help yourself feel more comfortable and confident going into your surgery.
This video provides an overview of a typical wisdom tooth extraction. Wisdom tooth removal is one of the most routine and common oral surgeries out there. Chances are, you know at least a few adults who’ve had their wisdom teeth removed, and they all lived to tell the tale! Watching videos like this can get you acquainted with the process and hopefully help you feel less scared walking into your surgery.