We do all smaller surgical procedures in our clinic, while the bigger and more complex ones are done in cooperation with an oral surgeon.
Why do we pull out teeth?
A tooth that is destroyed by caries or whose periodontium is demolished (a loose tooth) does not have any value. A tooth like that presents the focal point and hotbed of diseases, which can be a danger for the entire body and needs to be taken out. Which is why You need to follow Your dentist's instructions to stop an infection and ensure the wound heals unobstructed.
We do not recommend pulling out a tooth
in cases of acute inflammations, but only after taking antibiotics, when the inflammation has passed and the swelling has gone down.
Pulling out a tooth presents
a minor surgical procedure that leaves an open wound in the mouth where there are many bacteria.
The consequences of pulling out a tooth
After a tooth is pulled out the remaining teeth can over time move and lean into the new empty space which can change one's bite and decrease the function of the masticatory system.
Losing multiple teeth can lead to malocclusion, folds around one's lips are deepened, the face looks old, and in the case of missing front teeth, there is a possibility of speech impediments.
Implant or bridge
A pulled tooth can be replaced with an implant, or it can be bridged with a bridge. Your dentist will evaluate which of those two options is better for You.
Instruction after pulling out a tooth
Do not touch the wound and for 24 hours after the procedure chew on the opposite side. For a few days after the procedure avoid hot beverages and hot, spicy of hard food.
A few hours after the procedure there can be a minor swelling on Your face, which is normal. To avoid it, put ice or cold bandages on the skin above the operated area for the first 12 hours. Wrap the ice in cloth and do not hold it for more than 10-15 minutes. Repeat if necessary.
During the first 24 hours do not rinse Your mouth. After 24 hours, if there is no bleeding, You can rinse Your mouth with sage or chamomile tea or a diluted chlorhexidine mouthwash.
Oral cavity hygiene
It is necessary to maintain good oral cavity hygiene (brushing Your teeth twice a day and flossing) and to follow the instructions Your dentist gave You.
Minimal bleeding can be expected two to three days after the procedure. In case of large and extended bleeding, You should see Your dentist. You can put a piece of sterile gauze over the wound, gently bite down on it and hold it for about 30 minute. You can repeat the procedure.
In case of pain, You can take a painkiller (Caffetin, Plivadon, Voltaren rapid). Do not take Andol or Aspirin.