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If you have recently had a tooth extraction, make sure you are getting the care you need to heal yourself and your mouth. Not all teeth or patients are the same, so your treatment options should not be the same as well. It is important to always listen to your dentist for maximum efficiency in the recovery process. Our team at Art & Science Family Dentistry is here to make sure your recovery plan is suited specifically for you.

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 your 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 2 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. Kinney, Musser and Kinney, call us at 651-739-1894 or visit our office in Woodbury, Minnesota. We look forward to helping you smile again as soon as possible!