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Tips from a Utah dentist about aftercare for tooth extractions

If you are looking for a “dentist near me in Utah” for tooth extraction, the professional dentists of Abundant Dental can help you. We regularly perform tooth extractions, for wisdom teeth or infected teeth. Our Utah dentist professionals make the following recommendations for tooth extraction aftercare:

  • Rest - The first 24 hours after your tooth extraction, you should expect to spend the day in bed. Your body needs rest to heal and you’ll probably experience pain for the first three days.
  • Clot Forming - The most important part of tooth extraction aftercare is promoting the formation of a blood clot in the space where your tooth was. Follow the instructions given by your Utah dentist. You should not spit, sneeze, or swallow for the first 24 hours.
  • Don’t Create Pressure - Using a straw, spitting, or creating any type of pressure in your mouth should be avoided during the first days of healing. This can dislodge the clot that is forming which may lead to complications.
  • Cold Compress and Pain Relievers - To relieve swelling and pain, you can use a cold compress intermittently throughout the first 3 days and take pain relievers as necessary.

The Utah dentists of Abundant Dental can answer any further questions you have about tooth extraction aftercare during your scheduled appointment.

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