Each patient may experience a slightly different period of down-time after a dental extraction. It is important to follow the dentist’s instructions following the procedure including initially eating softer food on the opposite side of your mouth. It is wise avoiding smoking, sucking through a straw, and heavy lifting/exercise during your recovery to avoid dry socket.
Your Comfort Is Important
You may be feeling more comfortable even after 24-48 hours, but some surgical sites may be sore for a couple weeks. Drs. Harvey and Bogacz can guide you in recommendations for pain management. It takes time for your mouth to heal, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.