What will I need to do following my extraction?
Good care of the extraction site will help it heal faster and minimize the possibility of any complications. Follow these tips for a better experience:
- Plan to take a day off to relax and heal.
- Eat soft, cool foods such as yogurt, pudding, smoothies, shakes, ice cream, and soups that have been allowed to cool to room temperature.
- Don't drink through a straw since this can dislodge the clot that is forming.
- Don't smoke.
- Don't poke at the extraction site with your tongue.
We'll provide you with additional suggestions at your appointment.