Oral health recovery tips from a tooth extraction include plenty of rest, following proper instructions from your dentist, removing any potentially harmful activities from your life, taking any medications and prescriptions you may need, and most importantly, planning ahead and utilizing all effective treatment options both before and after surgery.
Always practice your dentist’s advice and instructions by our team at Moore Dental Services. This consists of following a diet, proper usage of any doctor’s prescriptions and medications, and general routine habits. Set aside enough time for sleep and rest, and don’t do any strenuous forms of exercise. The more stress and overtiredness you put on your mind and body, the fewer resources your body can use to dedicate to your oral health recovery time.
Swelling may take place in the area around the extraction after the tooth has been removed. If excessive swelling begins to arise, use an ice pack on the affected area.
Wait until the anesthetic has worn off before eating solid food, as it could cause a choking hazard. If you smoke, desist immediately, 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 (859) 525-0507 or visiting our office in Florence, Kentucky. For more information, or to book an appointment to come see Dr. Brian A. Moore, call us soon. We look forward to helping you recover as soon as possible.