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As with many obstacles our bodies are faced with, rest helps tremendously with recovery. In the case of tooth extractions, rest helps the body heal faster. When a tooth is removed, the recovery process may include a few obstacles, such as swelling and pain. If either become too much to overcome with rest alone, various recovery treatment methods can be used.

Always recall your dentist’s advice and instructions by our team. This includes following a diet, suitable usage of any doctor’s prescriptions and medications, and general routine habits. Get adequate sleep and rest, and don’t do any strenuous forms of exercise. The more effort and exhaustion you put on your mind and body, the fewer resources your body can use to dedicate to your oral health recovery time.

Swelling may arise in the area around the extraction after the tooth has been removed. If excessive swelling begins to transpire, use an ice pack on the affected area.

Wait until the anesthetic has worn off before eating solid food, as it could present a choking danger. If you smoke, give it up, or at the very least, desist from using it 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 972-298-6131 or visiting our office in Duncanville, Texas. For more information, or to book an appointment to come see Dr. Edward B. Miller, call us soon. We look forward to helping you recuperate with a smile!