Preparing for a tooth extraction
In cases of abscess and infection, you may be given a course of antibiotics before your extraction.
You’ll normally need to fast for at least six hours beforehand, but your dentist/doctor will have their own specific preparation requirements. These instructions should be strictly followed.
What to take with you on the day
- Medication you usually take during the day; you'll usually be able to take it
- Leave valuables and jewellery at home (a plain band on your finger may be ok)