Wisdom Tooth – Extraction Advices
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WISDOM TOOTH ATRAUMATIC EXTRACTION ADVICES
We recommend atraumatic extractions because he is the least harmful to the bone and soft tissues around the tooth. We only decide to take out the wisdom tooth which can no longer take any treatment. The reason for extracting a wisdom tooth is, if it has very bad cavities, causes pain or if his position creates discomfort to the other teeth.
Access to the wisdom tooth is difficult, since they are located all the way in the back of the oral cavity, and most of the times extraction is the only viable solution. In cases where we have to remove the lower wisdom teeth, the patient must be aware of the risk caused by the proximity of the lower alveolar nerve to the roots of the molars.
Accidental damage to this nerve can lead to a lower sensitivity of certain area in the cheek or lower lip. Our advice is that you only let go of the wisdom tooth located on the mandible if it is badly damaged. This risk is very low, but present nevertheless.
Any extraction is done following an anesthetic, and in some cases an antibiotic treatment is required.
Inform your doctor about anyconditions or drugs you take, even though they might not interfere with the problem you came to see the dentist about.
Following any type of extraction, please obey the advice of your doctor to the letter:
- Keep the bandage on the extraction area for as long as you were told (1-2 hours).
- Local hygiene involves rinsing your mouth with chlorhexidine mouthwash, starting with the following day!
- You can eat two hours following the extraction, but be careful not to get food inside the cavity
- Avoid physical effort and very hot or very cold foods, which might cause bleeding.
- You can help the body heal faster using special gels (Elugel and Gengigel).
- Replace missing teeth with prosthetic restorative pieces on implants or bridges over remaining teeth.
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