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If you are soon to have a pulled tooth or are currently recovering from a tooth extraction, it’s important to follow your dentist’s instructions as closely as possible to avoid any hiccups in recovery. Be sure to focus on what types of food and drink you can consume, and how often. By practicing safe recovery methods, you can lower recovery time and be back on your feet sooner than expected.

Always track your dentist’s advice and instructions by our team at The Dental Studio on 30th. This includes following a diet, proper usage of any doctor’s prescriptions and medications, and general routine habits. Get plenty sleep and rest, and don’t do any strenuous forms of exercise. The more stress and exhaustion you put on your mind and body, the fewer resources your body can use to dedicate to your oral health recovery time.

Swelling may occur in the area around the extraction after the tooth has been removed. If excessive swelling begins to occur, use an ice pack on the affected area.

Wait until the anesthetic has worn off before eating solid food, as it could present a choking hazard. If you smoke, quit immediately, or at the very least, give it up for the 48-hour period both before and after surgery.

If any irregularities arise during your recovery, consult your dentist immediately by calling us at 505.592.0477 or visiting our office in Farmington, New Mexico. For more information, or to book an appointment to come see Dr. Brett Riche, call us soon. We look forward to helping you recover with a smile!