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If you have suffered irreparable tooth decay or an oral accident, there is a high probability that you will need a tooth extraction. Our doctors at Tatum & Cox are here ensure you get the highest quality treatment for whatever ailments may plague your oral health.

If you are in need of a tooth extraction, take some action now to plan ahead for your recovery. Don’t let a lost tooth hold you back. Save your smile with effective tooth extraction recovery techniques.

The most important step to recovery from a tooth extraction is to always follow your doctor’s instructions and health care guidelines. Our team at Tatum & Cox wants to ensure all recovery options are done with the greatest of care. This includes recovery via resting, so no working out or strenuous exercise should be done during the recovery process.

If you have any excessive swelling, use ice packs, or doctor-approved cooling packs. If you are in pain, use any pain medications or antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor.

Make sure to follow your doctor’s strict plan for your diet, and do not begin eating until the anesthetic has completely worn off. If you use tobacco products, quit them completely, or at least give them up for two complete days both before and after surgery.

With adequate care and attention, tooth extraction recovery can be done in minimal time. For more information about tooth extractions, or to book an appointment with Dr. Crawford A. Tatum Jr. at our office in Opelika, Alabama, please contact us at 334-745-6393 to speak with a member of our team.