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Are you about to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant? If so, our Art & Science Family Dentistry dental team has some tips for you to help you prepare for the treatment. For the best treatment possible, we encourage you to do the following things:

-Tell your doctor about any medical conditions you have as well as any medications you are taking, including over-the-counter and prescription drugs and supplements. If you have orthopedic implants or certain heart conditions, Dr. Kinney, Musser and Kinney might prescribe antibiotics before surgery to help prevent infection.

-Consider your anesthesia options. Generally, your options include local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia. It’s best to talk to your dental professional and discuss which option is best for you.

-Your dental team will give you specific instructions on what to eat and drink before surgery. Make sure you follow those instructions.

-If you are going to have a strong anesthetic, it’s best to ask a family member or friend to take you home after the appointment. The anesthetic will be too strong to allow you to drive.

If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about how to prepare for dental implant surgery in Woodbury, Minnesota, please call our office today at 651-739-1894 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!