While we should never judge a book by its cover, how we look can reveal things about ourselves within a few minutes. With that being said, our smile is often one of the most memorable things when we meet someone new. A set of pearly whites is more than an asset, it’s also a reflection of our health. Unfortunately, dental health is often neglected or considered purely cosmetic. When you don’t take care of your oral health, you may find yourself with a bad toothache that requires dental surgery. For first-timers, here’s what to expect during the procedure and how you should prepare for it.