Removing (extracting) one or more teeth is a relatively simple procedure that involves preparing the jawbone to prepare for dentures. Within two days following the procedure, you will experience swelling inside the mouth and possibly near the eye. The area immediately around your eye may experience some discoloration, but applying a warm compress should help.

Near the extraction site, your muscles may become sore and cause a sore throat. In addition, the corners of your mouth may become cracked or dry from the surgery. Both of these conditions are normal. Remember to eat soft foods, such as ice cream, yogurt, pudding, mashed potatoes, and thin soups, for the few days following your surgery. Within 48 hours after the surgery, you will return to our Huntington, IN dental practice to have your follow-up appointment with our dentist. At this appointment, you will discuss any post-surgery symptoms that you may have.