6 Things You Should Know Before Having Oral Surgery

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When it comes to preparing for oral surgery,  the valued patients of Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht are given 6 vital directions to get them through from start to finish.

First, Choose Wisely
Understanding the details of a procedure helps you achieve the proper outcome. This vital knowledge about your dental experience opens up a conversation with our staff. Which leads us to the next instruction:

Second, Question Up Front
We want 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 Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht wants to prepare for any possibility. Making sure your personal contact information is up-to-date helps us convey vital information to you post-procedure.

Fourth, Be Honest
While Dr. Frederick Hecht has a gentle, understanding touch, we find that slight pinches, cramping, and other pain can occur while you are in your chair. When the doctor asks if you are comfortable, please be honest. We understand it is problematic 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 an extensive procedure, it is vital 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 required recovery instructions. Follow these as issued.

Finally, Sixth, Accept our Thanks
We appreciate your business and we appreciate the way the NYC communities have spread the word that Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht is Staten Island’s best-kept dental secret located right here at 1520 Richmond Ave Staten Island, New York. 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 unmatched dental care we’ve given you whether they need porcelain crowns, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers root canals, cosmetic dentistry, or specifics on how to improve general oral hygiene. We are here to serve.





1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York