Did you know that successful tooth extraction techniques often require preparation and planning? If you are going to keep recovery time at a minimum and ensure your greatest chance of success, plan ahead and make preparations you will need to help your body heal. The more prepared you are for the tooth extraction, if an issue should arise, your chances are greatly increased that you will be able to effectively handle it.
This includes always making sure you have plenty of materials in place to help, including ice packs for inflammation, and heat packs and medications for pain. Rest is essential for a successful recovery. If you are involved with any physical labor or wish to go to the gym and work out, delay your activities until your mouth has a chance to heal.
If you are a smoker, quit for at least 48 hours before and after the extraction. To avoid choking, do not eat or drink anything until the anesthesia has completely run its course. If any complications should arise, contact your dentist as soon as you can, and always follow their directions exactly as given.
No matter which option for your tooth replacement care you choose between dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures, Dr. Christopher Lillo and our team at Oak Ridge Dental Group will ensure that you get the care and quality your smile requires. If you would like to come visit us at our dentist office in Toms River, New Jersey, please schedule an appointment at 732-341-1120. Come in today to learn all about the joys of tooth replacement after an extraction.