Has your smile recently suffered tooth loss or a tooth extraction. If so, implementing effective habits during the healing process is important to ensure that your mouth will recover effectively and properly. A missing tooth does not have to be a lifelong ailment provided you have a plan to deal with the situation. Even a well-scheduled oral hygiene plan could always use a second opinion or a double-check.
The most important step to recovery from a tooth extraction is to always follow your doctor’s instructions and health care guidelines. Our team at Highland Village Smile Studio wants to ensure all recovery options are done with the greatest of care. This includes recovery via resting, so no working out or strenuous exercise should be done during the recovery process.
If you have any excessive swelling, use ice packs, or doctor-approved cooling packs. If you are in pain, use any pain medications or antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor.
Make sure to follow your doctor’s strict plan for your diet, and do not begin eating until the anesthetic has completely worn off. If you use tobacco products, quit them completely, or at least give them up for two complete days both before and after surgery.
With adequate care and attention, tooth extraction recovery can be done in minimal time. For more information about tooth extractions, or to book an appointment with Dr. Nicole Richardson at our office in Highland Village, Texas, please contact us at (972) 317.1406 to speak with a member of our team.