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Taking care of your mouth after a tooth extraction is an integral part of the recovery process. The greater attention and care you can provide for your treatment post-surgery, the sooner you will recover.

The most important plan you can follow is the one laid out by your dentist. Our Nephi Dental Clinic team prides itself not just on the quality and attention our services provide, but also on the fully customized treatment plans we offer each individuals’ needs. Our experience has given us the information we need to provide you with the recovery you deserve.

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 your 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. Scott and Doug Petersen, call us at 435-623-1916 or visit our office in Nephi, Utah. Let us help you take charge of your future with a healthy smile!