Dental Surgery and Implantology

Dental Surgery and Implantology

If a tooth cannot be restored in any other way, it has to be extracted (pulled out). We always perform extractions in local anesthesia. We perform usual extractions on children and adult patients, extractions for orthodontic reasons and uncomplicated extractions of wisdom teeth.

Complicated interventions and implant insertion are performed by a reputable implantologist :-)

How to get ready for the treatment?

If you are newly taking pills, especially blood thinners, please, tell your dentist about it. Before a planned tooth extraction, have something to eat and take your regular pills before the treatment. After anesthesia, the tooth is carefully pulled out, the wound is examined and treated. In case of a surgical extraction of the tooth or if necessary, the wound is sutured.

What can happen after tooth extraction?

After the anesthesia subsides, usually within 2 hours, you can feel pain in the wound area. Available medications containing Ibuprofen can be used to ease the pain. The wound can be sensitive for 3 days; in case of uncomplicated healing, the problems will subside within a week. After the intervention, you can continue with your regular activities; it is only advisable to limit your physical activity on the day of extraction.

What to do immediately after tooth extraction?

  • do not eat until anesthesia subsides (risk of biting yourself after anesthesia), drink lukewarm liquids
  • do not cleanse and treat the wound in any way (if you disrupt the blood clot in the wound, healing can get complicated)
  • if the wound keeps bleeding, cover it with a sterile dressing (you will get it at our office) or a clean pressed cotton handkerchief and press your teeth against it until the bleeding stops (10-15 minutes)
  • avoid sports, physical effort and direct sunlight
  • it is not advisable to smoke and drink alcohol
  • after the anesthesia subsides, chew on the other side of your mouth and adjust your diet (soft foods)
  • ice the place of extraction (put gel bags or a pack of frozen vegetables in a dish towel and put it on your face for 10 to 20 minutes, repeat after the same time period), cold drinks and ice cream are also good. Icing can prevent swelling and sensitivity.
  • maintain dental hygiene in a sensitive yet thorough way
  • one day after the tooth extraction, you can rinse the wound out with a herbal solution (sage, agrimony, chamomile) or mouthwash

When should I see my dentist?

If the wound does not heal right: constant bleeding for 24 hours, increasing pain (it can come on the second or third day after extraction), temperature over 37,5 °C / 99,5 °F, swelling or difficult opening of the mouth; these are the reasons for you to see your dentist at his or her office.

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