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The basics to tooth extraction recovery begins with conceiving a well-crafted plan including professional advice and professional treatment. If you are prepared for your surgery and recovery, you permit yourself the greatest chance of success with the least amount of recovery time required or any chance of setbacks. Even simple surgery such as tooth extractions can benefit greatly from simple plans such as planning ahead and resting.

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 Lighthouse Dental & Orthodontics 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. Samuel Richey at our office in Riverton, Utah, please contact us at 801-871-3499 to speak with a member of our team.