The top tips for successful tooth extraction treatments begin long before any procedure has even begun. The planning and preparation you do before and after a tooth extraction is vital. Plan ahead so you can give your body all the comfort and treatment options it can use for recovery. There may even be activities in your life that you can abstain from or include to increase your recovery success time.
Always stick to your dentist’s advice and instructions by our team at Columbia Dental Excellence. This includes following a diet, correct usage of any doctor’s prescriptions and medications, and general routine habits. Get the proper amount sleep and rest, and don’t do any strenuous forms of exercise. The more stress and work you put on your mind and body, the fewer resources your body can use to dedicate to your oral health recovery time.
Swelling may ensue in the area around the extraction after the tooth has been removed. If excessive swelling begins to take place, use an ice pack on the affected area.
Wait until the anesthetic has worn off before eating solid food, as it could cause choking. If you smoke, abandon it, or at the very least, give it up for the 48-hour period both before and after surgery.
If any irregularities arise during your recovery, consult your dentist immediately by calling us at 410-381-0505 or visiting our office in Columbia, Maryland. For more information, or to book an appointment to come see Dr. Avi Mizrachi, call us soon. We look forward to helping you recover in a timely manner.