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Having a tooth surgically extracted to treat or prevent an oral malady from befalling you can tax your physical resources. This is even more likely to be an issue if there was an oral trauma or infection that required the extraction at My Downey Dental .

Providing quality aftercare will help prevent further complications while your gums and other oral tissues heal. To aid in this endeavor, Dr. Behzad Abadi offers some key recovery instructions.

Dr. Behzad Abadi most likely needed to close the incision site by suturing your gums. Even occasional tobacco use can irritate the gums, which could significantly increase your recovery time as well as your chance of infection. If you use tobacco on a regular basis, you might want to talk to your primary physician in advance of the extraction to find a cessation program. If possible, try to choose an option that doesn’t include using nicotine gum or lozenges. These could also irritate your gums.

During the recovery process, you will need to stick to eating a soft-foods diet. This includes items like yogurt, mashed potatoes, and applesauce. It’s also important to stay hydrated. You should try to also avoid drinking hot or cold beverages and avoid drinking through a straw as this can pull blot clots loose from the incisions.

Any prescription antibiotics or pain management medication instructions will be covered by Dr. Behzad Abadi.

If you have a postoperative care question, you can always call 562-372-4294 to speak to a staff member at our clinic.