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This holiday season, make your mouth merry after a tooth extraction. Although having to remove one of your permanent teeth can be a trying time, it doesn’t mean you have to go through it alone. Our spectacular team at Advanced Dental is here to guide you with the finest care and services we can. Because each extraction is different, it is extremely beneficial to follow the plan of your dentist for the best result in your recovery.

As with most recovery plans, it is important to get plenty of rest. Try to avoid exercise and strenuous labor if possible. If swelling in your face or mouth should occur, use appropriate ice packs to lessen the swelling. If applicable, take any pain medications or antibiotics that may have been prescribed to you by your dentist. Be sure to take exactly as instructed.  If any complications arise, be sure to contact your dentist immediately.

Do not eat before the anesthetic wears off. If you are not in full control or feeling in your mouth, choking becomes a very serious risk. Additionally, follow any diets laid forth by your dentist.

If you are a smoker, quit immediately to avoid complications it may bring.  If you are unable to quit or wish not to, give it up for at least 2 full days both before and after your extraction surgery.

Tooth extraction recovery can be a relatively simple process if you take the necessary steps to allow yourself time to recover. To learn more, or to set up an appointment with Dr. Kevin Torbenson, & Drew Neumann, call us at 507-345-1284 or visit our office in Mankato, Minnesota. Come in today to learn all about the benefits of dental implants.