Dental One Associates of College Park
1901 Phoenix Boulevard, Suite 100, College Park, GA 30349

How to Handle Healing from a Tooth Extraction


Most people find that recovery after a tooth extraction is easier than expected and takes only about a week. For toothache relief and to make the healing process smooth and simple, take this advice for aftercare.

The First 24 Hours: What You Should Know

In the first few hours after pulling teeth, you should expect some swelling, bleeding, and pain. Slight discomfort is completely normal after a tooth extraction and will depend on the number of teeth you had pulled, the complexity of your case, and your personal tolerance for pain. Pain and problems should lessen each day as you heal. But if the pain gets worse, you may be suffering from a problematic condition called dry socket. After a tooth extraction, a blood clot will begin to form in the socket to help the area heal. If that clot gets dislodged, then dry socket can occur and cause a painful infection requiring urgent care and medication. This only occurs in a very small number of cases, but it’s important to take every precaution to ensure a speedy and safe recovery.

Tips for a Smooth Recovery

Knowing what to expect after pulling teeth can greatly ease your mind and your pain. Just follow these tips for toothache relief and you should be able to resume normal activities in about a week:

  • Take any painkillers prescribed by your dentist for toothache relief.
  • Use ice packs on your face or jaw to reduce pain and swelling.
  • Gently rinse your mouth with warm, salty water a few times each day to help reduce swelling, pain, and the risk of infection.
  • No forceful rinsing, spitting, or sucking is allowed after a tooth extraction to ensure you don’t disrupt the protective blood clot in the socket, which allows the wound to heal.
  • Consume only soft foods and liquids for the first few days, then slowly add back solid foods after that time.
  • Continue to brush and floss your teeth as always, but make sure not to disrupt the blood clot.
  • Follow any special instructions from your dentist.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in College Park, call Dental One Associates of College Park today at (678) 619-5697 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in College Park. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of College Park, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of College Park.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I love the service there, and everyone is so nice and friendly!
Andrea R.
Dental 1 dentistry is by far the best dentist that I have been to bar none. I have visited various dentist and have felt like they cared more about their bottom line than my overall dental health. […]
Keith B.
Customer service!
Darlene W.
Everyone is always friendly. And that is one of the most important qualities to me. I always feel comfortable during my appointments. I recommend my dentist Dr. Sabur and the office whenever I am […]
Tonya L.
I would recommend this location to anyone who’s in need of an awesome Dentist or Orthodontist….staff here are great!!!!
Farah L.
Very professional and helpful in assisting to get appointment times that are convenient and conducive for my work schedule. I am pleased with the services that I receive from this office.
Stephanie C.
Excellent service and consideration. Dr. Hardwick was so pleasant and knowledgeable. Very satisfied with the outcome.
Loretta B.
They make the visit easy and not painful, great job
Charlie W.
I highly recommend Dent One Associates based on the exceptional level of special customer care & expertise applied by each professional involved. The tab for various services received came to […]
Sharon S.
I love my hygienist Lanae. She was honest with me and she always does a fantastic job cleaning my teeth.
Iyanna J.
I loved the way the staff treated me as a first time patient. They were even patient enough to contact and wait on my former dentist office to send files over. They had a great team of people who […]
Tierrica J.
The dentist took her time to figure out what going on with my tooth
Marlene T.
Great doctor and administrators great work
Curtis B.
The office is very friendly and concerned about the care provided.
Stephen S.
Prompt, personal, familiar, professional service. Add that the procedure was done without any discomfort!
Arthur L.
Dental One Associates in College Park is an outstanding office. I never thought I would love going to the dentist, but the staff at this location are great, excellent, and outstanding. They are […]
Brenda B.
Excellent dental hygienist and dentist.
Pamela H.
Good doctor and good assistance
Mao C.
I have been a patient at Dental One Associates (College Park, GA) for more than 15 years. Surely, I would not remain with this Dental Office if efficient and professional services were not provided […]
Martha R.
Everyone was extremely nice from the time I walked in. I’ve never experience a public place where everyone smiles and says “Hello” I came to bring my sister but I’m going to make me an […]
Delphia G.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (678) 619-5697
Our Location