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TOOTH EXTRACTION

TOOTH EXTRACTION

To removal of tooth from its socket in the bone.

Causation of Tooth Extraction

1. Dental caries or tooth fracture that cannot be restored.

2. Irritaional to treat periodontitis tooth.

3. Mal-aligned teeth.

4. Impacted tooth.

5. Tooth extraction for orthodontic reason.

After an extraction, to maintain chewing function, it is recommended to have denture replaced missing tooth. 

Post-operative care

  1. After extraction, fold a piece of clean gauze place unto extraction site and bite on for 30 minutes. If the pad becomes soaked with blood, change the gauze and bite on till the bleeding stops.
  2. Do not spit out the blood.
  3. Do not rinse your mouth vigorously. This action may dislodge the clot which delay wound healing.
  4. You can use saline to rinse after bleeding stops by dissolving 1 teaspoon of salt to lukewarm water or use prescribed mouth-rinse solution.
  5. You can clean the teeth but do not clean at the extraction site.
  6. Take soft diet and avoid spicy and hot food 2-3 days after extraction.
  7. Avoid smoking and alcohol consumptions which affects wound healing.
  8. Take medication as prescribed. If you have drug allergies, please inform your Doctor.
  9. No rigorous exercise for the first few days after extraction, .
  10. If prolonged bleeding, severe pain or unusual swelling occurred, please see the Doctor.

FAQ

    A:Although having a tooth pulled is usually very safe, the procedure can allow harmful bacteria into the bloodstream. Gum tissue is also at risk of infection. If you have a condition that puts you at high risk for developing a severe infection, you may need to take antibiotics before and after the extraction.
    A:Rest and Recovery. Rest for at least two days after oral surgery. Physical activity is not recommended for 2 to 3 days after your surgery. Typically, you should be able to resume normal daily activities within 48 hours after surgery.
    A:Elevate the head for three days. After a surgery to remove wisdom teeth, keep the head and upper body elevated at a 45-degree angle for three days. This way, the blood vessel tone and blood volume near the tooth extraction flows downward instead of pooling in the surgical area
    A: Such like other dental surgery treatment. Doctor will premedication with pain-killer and antibiotics to reduce and also anesthesia. Patient might feel a bit uncomfortable after bone graft for 1-2 days
    A:The bone graft dental procedure takes between 45-90 minutes and is performed in your dentist’s clinic. The initial recovery period lasts about two weeks. Following the bone graft procedure, the waiting time until a solid bone mass is received is between 3-6 months, in most clinical cases.
    Patients who are well prepared for their surgery usually end up having a smoother recovery. We advise our patients to plan ahead and by some soft food items prior to surgery. Soft foods may be recommended by your oral surgeon after these procedures : Dental Implants , Bone Grafting for Implants, Ridge Augmentation, Sinus Lift, Wisdom Teeth, Teeth-in-an-Hour, Impacted Canines, Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery The following are some examples of soft food items to be consumed following surgery such as Wisdom Teeth Removal or Dental Implant Placement, for example:
  • Hearty soups ( cream of asparagus, lentil, minestrone, split pea )
  • Juices ( cranberry, apple, grape ), avoid citrus juices for a few days
  • Herbal Tea
  • Jell-O
  • Yogurt ( soft or frozen )
  • Pudding/Custard
  • Soft fruits ( banana, papaya, berries, canned peaches or pears )
  • Applesauce
  • Popsicles
  • Ice cream and milkshakes
  • Fresh cooked vegetables
  • Fruit smoothies/protein shakes
  • Oatmeal/cream of wheat
  • Eggs ( scrambled, soft boiled, egg salad )
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Rice, Risotto
  • Tofu
  • Pasta ( plain or with sauce )
  • Fish ( soft white fish, sole, trout )
  • Please AVOID the following foods for the first week following surgery:
  • Spicy Foods
  • Foods that are difficult to chew ( steak, poultry, deli meats)
  • Popcorn, pretzels, potato chips
  • Crusty breads, bagels, cookies
  • Alcoholic beverages

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