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Preparing for a tooth extraction is critical if you want your procedure and recovery to go smoothly. The more you are willing to do to prepare, the easier your recovery will be.

If you like to exercise or your job requires heavy labor, you will need to rest after a tooth extraction. Getting enough rest is one of the most important steps in your recovering from surgery, and a tooth extraction is no different. Furthermore, take medications that you have been prescribed but only as directed.

If you notice any swelling, use ice packs. If you notice any pain, use heat packs or approved pain relievers. To avoid severe problems including choking, do not eat or drink anything until the anesthesia has worn off. If any other issues should arise, always speak with your dentist.

If you would like to schedule an exam and cleaning, or if you are experiencing problems with your teeth, contact New Smile Dentistry to make an appointment with Dr. Dawn A. Wu and the team at our office in Richardson, Texas. Give us a call at (972) 231-9591. We will get you the smile you’ve always wanted!