I’d be doing much better without the whole surgery word there, but, that’s what the periodontist keeps using, so…
Tomorrow morning, I’m having an extraction and a bone graft to prep a spot for an implant. I have a pre and post instruction sheet. Mine is being done under local, not sedation, because I have no one to drive me there and back (note that IF it finishes and don’t feel like I can safely drive, I will call a cab and figure out getting the car home Friday - but the doctor didn’t question at all the idea of driving with the local - when I said I didn’t have anyone to drive, he said “so we’ll do a local” without hesitation.)
That said, this is a new dental procedure for me. I have heard excellent things about the doctor who’s doing it, but I’ve managed to get nerves up. Anyone done one of these? How was the recovery? Note that I’ve had five root canals in the past - only one of which was bad during it (and that was due to bad initial anesthetizing).
(I am aware that everyone’s experiences are different and mine will be different. I’m just trying to calm myself down this evening.)