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Lower your tooth extraction recovery time by following instructions given by your prosthodontist before and after surgery. By setting up detailed recovery tactics in advance, your chance of success greatly increases. One of the best things you can do is to prepare your home or living quarters to adjust to any new accommodations that may arise from the procedure. For example, your diet may need to chance for a short while after a tooth extraction, so plan accordingly.

Always remember Dr. Ralph Hoffmann’s advice and instructions by our team at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas. This includes following a diet, the right usage of any doctor’s prescriptions and medications, and general routine habits. Get loads of sleep and rest, and don’t do any strenuous forms of exercise. The more stress and labor 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 taken. If excessive swelling begins to propagate, use an ice pack on the affected area.

Wait until the anesthetic has worn off before trying to eat solid food, as it could present a choking hazard. If you smoke, quit forever, 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 prosthodontist immediately by calling us at 704-364-3770 or visiting our office in Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information, or to book an appointment to come see Dr. Ralph Hoffmann, call us soon. We look forward to helping you mend with a smile!