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If you ever want to do something right in the world, the most likely outcome for success can be achieved with a well-designed and implemented plan. The same can be said for oral surgery. If you are going to get a tooth extraction, the steps you take before and after the procedure will oftentimes give you the best chance of success with the most desirable outcome if you plan ahead. Don’t delay on protecting your gums. Here are some helpful tips on how to plan for a tooth extraction.

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 Whispering Pines Dental 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. William Robison at our office in Las Vegas, Nevada, please contact us at 702-384-5070 to speak with a member of our team.