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Our team at Vernon Woods Dental Care Associates is here to provide you with the highest quality care and treatment options available for your dental profile. If you should find yourself in need of having a tooth pulled, prepare for your tooth extraction recovery before and after surgery. The steps you take in advance can potentially decrease recovery time, improve results, and minimize risks for any further damage to your mouth.

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 Vernon Woods Dental Care Associates 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. Kathleen Tantuco at our office in Sandy Springs, Georgia, please contact us at 404-692-7913 to speak with a member of our team.