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 Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy DDS are given 6 critical instructions to get them through from start to finish.

First, Choose Wisely

Understanding the details of a procedure helps you achieve the optimal outcome. This critical knowledge about your dental experience opens up a conversation with our staff. This 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 Your Records

This is not just for billing purposes. The conscientious staff here at Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy DDS want to prepare for any possibility. Making sure your personal contact information is up-to-date helps us convey critical specifics to you post-procedure.

Fourth, Be Honest

While Doctor Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy has a gentle, compassionate touch, we find that slight pinches and cramping, and other pain can arise while you are in your chair. When the doctor asks if you are comfortable, 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 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 needed recovery instructions. Follow these as issued.

Finally, Sixth, Accept our thanks

We appreciate your business and we appreciate the way the Santa Maria communities have spread the word that Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy DDS is San Luis Obispo’s best-kept dental secret located right here at 4472 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, or the web at https://dramorteguy.com. 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 premium dental care we’ve given you whether they need Orthodontics, Dental Veneers, Cosmetic Dentistry General Dentistry, Sedation Dentistry, or information on how to improve general oral hygiene. We are here to serve.


Contact Deborah McNeil-Amorteguy DDS:


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4472 Broad St, Suite 160
San Luis Obispo, California


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