What to do after tooth extraction?
No one is safe from toothache and visiting a dentist, even if a person carefully monitors the condition of the oral cavity and regularly visits the dentist.
No one is safe from toothache and visiting a dentist, even if a person carefully monitors the condition of the oral cavity and regularly visits the dentist. Since childhood, most of us are afraid not to treat, but to remove a sick or unnecessary tooth. And this despite the fact that thanks to modern technology and good anesthesia, the whole procedure takes several minutes and usually goes painlessly. Nevertheless, pulling out a tooth means performing a surgical operation. Such an intervention by the human body is perceived as trauma, after which various kinds of inflammation often occur. How to prevent unpleasant consequences after tooth extraction and minimize pain, in the following material.
General rules after tooth extraction
The inflammatory process that can begin after the removal of a wisdom tooth or its other brethren is the response of the immune system to surgery. The hole in which the diseased tooth “sat” may bleed for a while, and the patient himself may feel aching pain. But, as a rule, after 2-3 hours it passes. To ease this torment of the patient, after he had to pull out a tooth, it is necessary to adhere to some rules:
30 minutes after tooth extraction, you can remove the gauze bandage from the hole. With poor blood coagulation, it is worth holding it longer – up to 1 hour.
Do not eat food for 3 hours and preferably not drink. If leftovers of food get into the hole, this can cause purulent inflammation.
For the same reason, it is not recommended to eat hot, hard and spicy foods in the next 3 days.
For several days, it is better to refrain from visiting a bath, sauna or hot bath. The place where the tooth was pulled out should never be warmed. Otherwise, there is a risk of serious complications.
Avoid touching the hole with a toothbrush or cotton swab, even with your tongue. Attempts to clean the hole can lead to bacteria infection.
Observe oral hygiene, regularly brush teeth after eating (with the exception of the hole with the tooth removed).
Do not ignore the medications prescribed by the doctor, and if any suppuration occurs, go to the doctor immediately.
Modern dentures are the key to a happy smile
If you still had to pull out a tooth, you should not despair. The technology in restoring and reconstructing missing teeth has gone so far that it’s never too late to restore it. In particular, modern dentures help restore a beautiful smile. They are of several types, primarily they are divided into removable ones and those that serve without a break:
Bridge prosthesis on implants. This method is resorted to when you need to pull out a tooth, but not one, but several in a row. Usually, the dentist implants 2 implants, on which the prosthesis is installed in the form of a crown.
Classic dental bridges. The fixed design is installed on adjacent turned teeth. Modern dentures look aesthetically pleasing because they are made of ceramics.
Prosthetic butterfly. This name was given due to the appearance resembling butterfly wings. The prosthesis is attached to nearby teeth with the help of clasps and imitates the crown.
Laminar and clasp dentures. The highest quality prostheses of this type are made of acrylic and nylon. The design imitate part of the dentition.
Removable denture on mini implants. When installing, the thickness of the bone tissue plays a decisive role, since the prosthesis is implanted directly into the bone. As a rule, this is a temporary option, which will be replaced by more modern dentures.
Removable full denture. It is also made of acrylic and nylon, but unlike the previous type, it is permanent and fully simulates the jaw of a patient who seeks help.
Now it remains only to choose in which particular dentures it will be most convenient and most comfortable for the patient himself. In addition to the wellness function, the patient will now be able to smile broadly, without any embarrassment.