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Have you suffered an oral accident or damaged any tooth that requires an extraction? A tooth extraction is often needed for teeth so badly damaged they are beyond repair or stand to cause infection or further damage to your mouth. If you are in need of an extraction, we here at Midtown Dental take pride in providing the finest quality care and attention to detail for tooth extractions and all other dental services we provide. We recommend taking the time to perfect your 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 Midtown Dental 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. Seth Rumley at our office in Raleigh, North Carolina, please contact us at 919-847-8074 to speak with a member of our team.