Causation of Tooth Extraction:
- Dental caries or tooth fracture that cannot be restored
- Irrational to treat periodontitis tooth
- Mul-aligned tooth
- Impacted tooth
- tooth extraction for orthodontic reason
After extraction, to maintain chewing function, it is recommend to have denture replaced missing tooth.
Post operative care:
- After extraction, fold a piece of clean gauze place onto extraction site and bite on for 30 minutes. If the pad become soak with blood, change the gauze and bite on till the bleeding stop.
- Do not spit out the blood.
- Do not rinse your mouth vigorously. This action may dislodge the clot which will delay wound healing.
- You can use saline to rinse after bleeding stop by dissolving 1 teaspoon of salt to lukewarm water or use prescribed mouth-rinse solution.
- You can clean the teeth but do not clean at the extraction site.
- Take soft diet and avoid spicy and hot food 2-3 days after extraction
- Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption which affect wound healing
- Take medication as prescribed. If you have history of drug allergy, please inform your doctor.
- No rigorous exercise for the first few days after extraction
- If prolonged bleeding, severe pain or unusual swelling occurred, please see the doctor.