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Are you prepared for your tooth extraction? As with most dental treatments, you should create a plan and take the necessary steps to ensure an optimal recovery. The more you prepare, the easier your recovery will be.

Be sure to get plenty of rest before and after the surgery. Your body cannot repair itself if it does not have the time to heal. This includes staying away from strenuous labor including exercising at the gym until you are fully healed. A tooth may seem insignificant, but even your mouth needs recovery time.

If you smoke, it’s time to give it up, or at least quit for 48 hours before and after the surgery. Furthermore, you should follow all instructions you are given and use ice packs for swelling and heat packs for reducing pain. If needed, take any medications only as directed. Avoid eating any foods or drinks until the anesthesia has worn completely off

Don’t delay in visiting our team at NuSmile Dental & Orthodontics to see if you may need an extraction. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lawrence Wu and the team at our office in San Jose, California, please call us at 408-266-2800.