6 Things You Should Know Before Having Oral Surgery

Categories: Dental Health

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When it comes to preparing for oral surgery,  the prized patients of Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry are given 6 essential instructions to get them through from start to finish.

First, Choose Wisely
Understanding the pros and cons of a procedure helps you attain the prime outcome. This important knowledge about your dental experience opens up a conversation with our staff. Which leads us to the next instruction:

Second, Question Up Front
Before calling 817-274-7875 to schedule an appointment for a desired procedure, please schedule a consultation to answer these 4 important questions:
-What are the alternatives to having it done?
-Why is this the best option?
-How many visits should I expect?
-What kind of complications or risks are there?
(After you’ve asked your questions, we’ll ask ours.)

Third, Update Records
This is not just for billing purposes. The conscientious staff here at Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry want to prepare for any emergency. Making sure your personal contact information is up-to-date helps us convey essential specifics to you post-procedure.

Fourth, Be Honest
While Dr. Stephen Ratcliff has a gentle, understanding touch, we find that slight pinches and cramping and other pain can ensue while you are in our chair. When the doctor asks if you are comfortable, please, please be honest. We understand it is challenging to communicate clearly when your mouth is inundated with tools. Experience has helped us to read your cues. Let us make you as comfortable as possible.

Fifth, Rest and Recover
After any extensive procedure, it is important to allow a period of rest for your mouth. This rest period may vary depending on how the procedure goes. This instruction will be given to you along with any other needed recovery instructions. Follow these as issued.

Finally, Sixth, Accept our Thanks
We appreciate your business and we appreciate the way the Grand Prairie communities have spread the word that Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is Arlington’s best kept dental secret located right here at 909 W Mitchell St Arlington, Texas or on the web at https://www.myarlingtoncosmeticdentist.com/meet-dr-ratcliff/. We are so grateful for the trust you’ve placed in our hands. Thank you.

We would love to have you invite your friends to enjoy the same excellent service and care we’ve given you whether they need porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants, Invisalign clear braces, dentures, or details on how to improve general oral hygiene. We are here to serve.


Contact Stephen Ratcliff Family & Cosmetic Dentistry:


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909 W Mitchell St
Arlington, Texas