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Your recovery time following a tooth extraction depends heavily on planning. Always set up an effective plan to prepare your body and home for any situations that can arise. Additionally, make sure to stop any bad habits, such as smoking before and after the surgery to ensure the highest chance of success and to minimize any risks that come along with tooth extractions.

You are going to need your rest, so make sure to avoid as much exercise and labor as possible. Your body has a limited amount of resources, so make sure they are going to your recovery and not being used elsewhere.

Follow instructions exactly as given by our oral surgeon. If our oral surgeon has prescribed any medications to be taken, follow instructions and take the correct dosage amount. Swelling is common during the recovery process, so use ice packs if necessary. If any complications should arise during your recovery, contact [pracitce_name] as soon as possible.

Although having a good diet will help in your recovery, avoid eating any foods until the anesthesia has completely worn off. The reason is because your mouth may be numb to the point where choking becomes a serious risk.

If you are ready to take the next step with a tooth extraction, set an appointment with Village Pointe Oral Surgery, our oral surgery office in Omaha, Nebraska. We can easily be reached at 402-317-5657. Dr. Michael Shnayder and the rest of our team here look forward to caring for your smile, and giving you the recovery you need.