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The trick to successful tooth extractions lies in the healing habits you employ after the procedure. Although extractions are typically precise and similar from one tooth to the next, the recovery process can differ by tooth and by person. It is important to always follow your dentist’s advice to receive the best possible recovery you can. Our experienced dental team at Oceanview Dental is here to help you with any options you seek for your treatment.

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 our 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 our 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 two 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. James Hargas, call us at 760.433.0393 or visit our office in Oceanside, California. Come see us and let us show you the benefits of tooth extractions today!