Have you recently had or are soon to have a tooth extraction and are in the process of mapping your recovery plan? The important techniques for a tooth extraction recovery begin and end with preparation. Being prepared for any situation that may arise is a welcome agent in the fight for a speedy recovery. Even simple procedures such as tooth extractions can benefit greatly from additional care and attention both before and after surgery.
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 Roman Dental Arts 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. Donald Roman at our office in Hackensack, New Jersey, please contact us at 201-843-0440 to speak with a member of our team.