Tooth extraction should be the last alternative for dentists. But if it is really necessary to pull the tooth, our main goal is to pull the tooth with a protective approach to the surrounding tissues while extracting and then to use the techniques that will provide the formation of healthy and sufficient tissue that will support the bone formation and the gingival tissues surrounding the bone in the future, whether implants or other applications.
What Are The Risks Of Tooth Extraction?
If you do not have a healthy immune system, there is a risk of infection after tooth extraction. The most common complication is dry ossitis caused by the failure of a blood clot in the socket where the tooth was removed or the breakdown of the blood clot formed.
In dry ossitis, the underlying bone has come into contact with air and food debris. This is a very painful condition that can leave a bad taste and odor in the mouth.
When dry ossitis occurs, a dressing is performed by the physician at regular intervals to stop the pain and heal the area.
What Should We Pay Attention To After Tooth Extraction?
• After normal extraction, there is usually no discomfort, but painkiller use may be required.
• Surgical extractions, on the other hand, may cause pain because they are more complicated. Depending on the difficulty of the shooting, the symptoms and duration of the discomfort to be experienced afterwards vary. The pain disappears a few days after the surgical extraction.
• During this period, it is important that you use the medicines prescribed by your physician regularly and correctly.
• After the extraction, pressure is applied to the area with gauze for at least 30 minutes, allowing the blood to clot. In the next 24 hours, there may be bleeding in the form of leakage in the extraction area.
• To prevent swelling after the operation, ice compress should be applied to the operation area over the face. The swelling subsides in the first few days after surgery.
• Do not eat until the numbness passes, you can bite the cheek-lip in the numb area without realizing it.
• Do not take hot baths for the first 24 hours and do not consume hot food and beverages.
• You should eat soft foods for the first few days after shooting.
• Gargling with warm salt water (1/2 teaspoon salt per glass of water) will also help keep the area clean. Recovery takes one to two weeks to complete.
• If the area is covered with stitches after shooting, these stitches may need to be removed one week after the procedure.
• The clot formed on the wound should not be broken. Therefore, you should not rinse or spit with water, you should not use straws or smoke. These increase the bleeding and cause the blood clot formed after the operation in the hole where the tooth was before to break down. Thus, dry ossitis called alveolitis may occur in 5% of all extractions.
• The risk of alveolitis formation is higher in smokers. For this reason, smoking should not be used for 2-3 days after shooting.