Tooth extraction can be performed by your personal dentist or specialist surgeon. First put anesthetic that can be local ( in the area around the tooth will be removed ) or complete anesthesia. Tooth is removed and over the wound a pad is placed which helps to stop bleeding. In the place of the lost tooth implants can be made or a bridge.
What to expect after surgery?
Sometimes the recovery period is only a few days. The following few tips can help to speed up recovery:
- Take painkillers that the doctor will prescribe
- In the 24 hours after they remove the tooth, rinse your mouth with warm salt water ( 5 grams of salt in 250 ml. Warm water ) several times a day to relieve swelling and pain
- Replace pads regularly before all is imbibed with blood
- Give yourself a break, mostly quiet, until the bleeding stops
- Do not smoke
- Eat soft foods, especially soups, gradually moving on to more solid food
- No need to lie still – it may even prolong bleeding but can prop your head on the pillow
- Avoid constantly groping tongue wound
- Keep clean your teeth and tongue.
In some cases you may need to make seams. Seams can degrade over time or be removed after a few days. Your dentist will explain in detail exactly when to be removed.
When you need a tooth extraction?
Removal of one or more teeth is necessary when a tooth “rots” or when a tooth abscess and has no other treatment option.
After removal of the diseased tooth you can prevent the spread of infection throughout the mouth.
What are the risks of extracting teeth?
During the operation, the infection can spread throughout the body (or parts of the body). Of course these cases are very rare and the patient can be recommended to intake antibiotics before and after tooth extraction. Greater possibility of spreading infection there is in patients with artificial heart valves or those with congenital heart defects.
When you need a tooth extraction, you should do it as soon as possible because it will prevent the spread of infection.