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My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.


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4 Things To Avoid After Having A Tooth Extracted

by Alfredo Moore

When it comes to a having a tooth removed, this can be a challenging time. However, there are instances when there is no other course of action that can be taken. Teeth that have extensive decay or dead roots may need to be extracted. It's ideal to know specific things you shouldn't do after having this dental procedure completed. Being certain to avoid these may enable you to have a much quicker recovery.

Hard foods

You may need to eat soft foods for a while after enduring this dental procedure. The chances are relatively high that if you try to enjoy more difficult foods, this could cause more bleeding to occur.

In fact, you may want to wait a couple of days before eating foods that are difficult to chew because of the soreness of your gums. Be sure to have some soft food items on hand, such as yogurt, soup, and nutritious shakes.


One of the worst things you can do is smoke when it comes to your health. However, if you engage in smoking, you will want to avoid doing so for a few days after having a tooth pulled.

Additionally, it's ideal not to drink out of straws for some time as well because this could cause a clot to come out and contribute to more unwanted bleeding.

Don't exercise

It's common to hear the many reasons to exercise. Doing so is sure to be one of the best things for your health. 

However, you will want to avoid engaging in any strenuous exercise for some time after having a tooth extracted. This will allow your body to rest and can speed up the recovery process.

Avoid brushing or flossing

There aren't many days that your dental provider may tell you not to brush or floss your teeth. However, it's best to avoid doing either of these on the day you've had your tooth extracted. 

Doing so could cause unwanted irritation and may cause your gums to start bleeding when you want to be sure to avoid this.

The challenges of dealing with a dental emergency of this type can include anxiety. However, by knowing what to expect and what to do afterward for the best results possible, you'll be much more capable of success. Be sure to rely on the expertise of your dentist to give you more advice on what to do after an extraction is completed.