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Oftentimes, tooth extractions are necessary to prevent further harm to your mouth. Your recovery time following a tooth extraction relies heavily on planning. Make sure to set up an effective plan to prepare your body and home for any situations that can arise. Furthermore, stop any bad habits, such as smoking before and after the surgery, to ensure the highest chance of success and to minimize any risks that arise with tooth extractions.

If any complications should arise, be sure to let your dentist know about them. Even though swelling is common, if it continues it should be addressed by your dentist. If you have taken any anesthetics during the surgery, make sure they have completely worn off before eating or drinking any foods or beverages, as choking can occur.

Also, try to avoid the gym for as long as possible until your mouth heals up. In addition to the avoidance of strenuous exercise, get plenty of rest. If you have any medications, take them exactly as your dentist has prescribed.

If you would like a tooth extraction treatment from Dr Thomas E. WOLD Dentistry at our dentist office in Bend, Oregon, please contact us at 541.389.1301. Dr. Thomas E. Wold and the rest of our team will ensure you get the full smile you desire. Visit us today, and enjoy the fall season with a smile!