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Improve your recovery time with effective tooth extraction planning. If you prepare in advance the often-saddening prospect of losing a tooth can be overcome and used as fuel for success. Nobody wants a tooth extraction, but sometimes it must be done. By having a plan and treatment method in place, you greatly increase your chances for successful and speedy recovery.

If you like to work out or partake in any heavy labor, avoid it so that your body can rest post-surgery. Getting plenty of rest is always one of the most important steps in a surgery, and a tooth extraction is no different. In addition, take medications that you have been prescribed but only exactly as indicated.

If you experience any swelling, use ice packs. If you experience any pain, use heat packs or approved pain relievers. To avoid serious complications including choking, do not eat or drink anything until the anesthesia has worn off. If any other complications should arise, always contact your dentist.

If you are in need of a tooth extraction treatment from our team at Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz at our dentist office in Studio City, California, please contact us at 818-641-5577 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz. The path to a healthy smile starts today!