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Are you planning on a tooth extraction soon but have not set up a plan for recovery yet? If you have not talked to our dentists yet at Derby Family Dentistry about any upcoming tooth extraction you need, do so now to ensure you can prepare yourself with proper habits for recovery. These include what you can do before and after surgery to help you achieve success.

Set up a plan now to ensure you heal on time. Listed below are some tips for a successful tooth extraction recovery.

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 Derby Family Dentistry 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 Drs. Frederick Stark and Brad Norden at our office in Derby, Kansas, please contact us at 316-788-4000 to speak with a member of our team.