Self-Care Tips For Dental Extractions

Thanks to modern dentistry, an extraction is a safe procedure. To ensure you get the best results and heal quickly, follow these self-care tips after having teeth removed.

Key takeaways:

  • Stock up on soft foods before the procedure. Soup, yogurt, eggs, and smoothies are all safe to eat.
  • After the procedure, go home and rest. Your dentist may prescribe some painkillers or anti-inflammatories. 
  • Avoid smoking, using straws, or consuming hot liquids during the days following the extraction.

Contact your dentist asap if you experience unusual symptoms after an extraction.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.