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Recovery from a tooth extraction does not need to be an unnecessarily long and arduous process. With the proper care and techniques, you will be fully healed in minimal time.

The first and most important step you can take is to follow our dentist’s advice and prepare yourself before and after the surgery. If pre-surgery preparation is not possible, make sure to follow the guidelines set forth by our dentist. Our team is here to set forth a plan that will work best for your needs.

As with most recovery plans, it is important to get plenty of rest. Try to avoid exercise and strenuous labor if possible. If swelling in your face or mouth should occur, use appropriate ice packs to lessen the swelling. If applicable, take any pain medications or antibiotics that may have been prescribed to you by your dentist. Be sure to take exactly as instructed.  If any complications arise, be sure to contact your dentist immediately.

Do not eat before the anesthetic wears off. If you are not in full control or feeling in your mouth, choking becomes a very serious risk. Additionally, follow any diets laid forth by your dentist.

If you are a smoker, quit immediately to avoid complications it may bring.  If you are unable to quit or wish not to, give it up for at least 2 full days both before and after your extraction surgery.

Tooth extraction recovery can be a relatively simple process if you take the necessary steps to allow yourself time to recover. To learn more, or to set up an appointment with Dr. Lawrence H. Zabner, call us at 818-766-5246 or visit our office in Toluca Lake, California. We look forward to speaking with you soon!