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Do you know what to do to prepare for a tooth extraction? Have you taken all the necessary steps and set up effective treatment plans for your recovery from a pulled tooth? The first thing you should do often involves having a solid plan in place to ensure your body can effectively recover with the optimum care and treatment.

Make sure to get plenty of rest after the surgery. Your body cannot heal itself if it does not have the time to heal. This includes avoiding strenuous labor including exercising at the gym. A tooth may seem small, but even your mouth needs recovery time.

If you smoke, quit the habit or at least stop it at least 2 days before and after the surgery. In addition, you should follow all instructions you are given to follow and use ice packs for swelling and heat packs for reducing pain. If necessary, take any medications you are given, but only as prescribed. Do not begin to eat any foods or drinks until the anesthesia has worn completely off.

If you are looking to restore missing teeth, or enhance your smile further, contact Dr. Lucas Rudelich and our team at Southwest Dental LLC. We can be reached by calling us at 801-685-3429 to book a reservation to see us at our office in Taylorsville, Utah. We will be glad to help you achieve the results you are looking for!