Tooth Extraction Surgery

A tooth must be extracted if:

  • too damaged by a fracture, a deep cavity to repair, by periodontal disease or there is a sizable infection that cannot be resolved by a canal treatment alone.

  • block other teeth from coming in. These may be extra teeth or baby teeth that have not fallen out yet.

  • you are getting braces and need to get rid of a tooth that is crowding others.

Wisdom teeth, which typically come in during your teens or twenties, may need to be extracted if they are decayed, infected, or causing pain or problems to adjacent teeth (inter-dental decay, formation of periodontal pockets). They may get impacted -stuck underneath other teeth- and their possible extraction depend to many factor.

However, when third molars are accessible to regular hygiene and possibly also to minor restorative procedures, we do not propose their extraction.

Post-extraction instructions Bleeding.

Bleeding. Some oozing of blood may occur the first day after tooth removal. Try to avoid excessive spitting so that you don’t dislodge the blood clot from the socket. Replace gauze over the extraction site for 2 minutes clenching the mouth.

Pain Management. to help relieve the pain take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, before local anesthesia finishes and then take 2 compresses per day for 3 days.

ICE: Holding a cold pack against your jaw also may relieve pain.

Swelling and Bruising. Any swelling of your cheeks usually improves in two or three days. Bruising may take several more days to resolve.

Activity. After your surgery, plan to rest for the remainder of the day. Resume normal activities the next day, but for at least a week, avoid strenuous activity that might result in losing the blood clot from the socket.

Beverages. Drink lots of water after the surgery. Don’t drink alcoholic, caffeinated, carbonated or hot beverages in the first 24 hours. Don’t drink with a straw for at least a week because the sucking action can dislodge the blood clot from the socket.

Food. Eat only soft foods, such as yogurt or applesauce, for the first 24 hours. Start eating semisoft foods when you can tolerate them. Avoid hard, chewy, hot or spicy foods that might get stuck in the socket or irritate the wound.

Cleaning Your Mouth. Don’t rinse your mouth, spit or use mouthwash during the first 24 hours after surgery. Be particularly gentle near the surgical wound when brushing and gently rinse your mouth with clorexidine mouthwashes for twice a day for 2 weeks.

Tobacco Use. If you smoke, don’t do so for at least 72 hours after surgery — and wait longer than that if possible. If you chew tobacco, don’t use it for at least a week. Using tobacco products after oral surgery can delay healing and increase the risk of complications.

What To Do In Case Of Hemorrhage

  • Keep calm
  • Stay standing or sitting.

  • Remove any clots from the ora cavity.

  • Hardly bite a humid gauze over the extraction site.

  • Holding a cold pack against the interested jaw, 10 minutes every half an hour.