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If you have a tooth which requires extraction, our team at Family Smile Center LLC is here to help. We generally prefer to save a tooth whenever possible, but when tooth damage is extensive, we can remove the tooth so that your smile can be restored. After extracting the tooth, there are some steps you will want to take to ensure a healthy recovery. Let’s take a look!

— Please follow any aftercare tips our team sends you home with following your extraction. This is to ensure that your oral health is maintained and you heal as quickly as possible.

— Take some time to rest after surgery so that your body can recover. This means forgoing exercise and fitness for a short time.

— Because smoking makes the recovery time take longer, you will do best if you hold off for at least 48 hours before your surgery and afterward.

— Should you have any excess swelling after the extraction, you can use an ice pack and/or medication as prescribed.

— For a few days after your extraction, plan to consume a soft food diet and avoid chewing in the area of the extraction. Beverages may be consumed normally, however, please refrain from using a straw for 48 hours post-extraction.

— Be sure to plan for your extraction so that you are prepared before, during and after the extraction procedure.

If you have any questions or concerns after your extraction, please do not hesitate to contact our staff. Your well-being is important to us. If you would like to know more or need to schedule a visit, please contact our Family Smile Center LLC team at 301.663.9484. Dr. Peter Cha & Danny H. Dinh and our team in Frederick, Maryland are happy to help you with all of your smile care needs!