In certain cases, tooth extraction is unavoidable procedure to prevent possible complication or to avoid damage to the condition of oral cavity, teeth, or jawbone.
Tooth extraction is a painless procedure because it is performed under local anaesthesia or, upon necessity, under sedation (medication-induced suppression of consciousness).
To prevent jawbone from bone loss, and other teeth from additional load and the related risks and complications, the removed tooth is replaced by dental implant.
Usually, tooth extraction is required in the following cases:
- Tooth is severely damaged and irreparable;
- Tooth is impacted and there is a risk to damage other teeth;
- Teeth are misaligned;
- Tooth is severely damaged by tooth decay or other diseases, which can result in development of other diseases;
- Soft tissues surrounding the tooth are damaged, or inflammation is noticed.
- Post-extraction and healing period
- Usually, threads are removed after 7-10 days. Resorbable threads do not need to be removed because they dissolve within approximately 2-3 weeks.
- Avoid eating for the first two hours after tooth extraction. Avoid hot foods/drinks. It’s advisable to only chew on the opposite side of your mouth, and choose only soft or liquid foods during the first days after extraction.
- It is recommended not to smoke for 4-5 hours, and not to consume alcohol for at least one day after tooth extraction.
- There is a chance of experiencing some cheek swelling after tooth extraction. To reduce the swelling, use cold compression to the facial areas near the extraction. Continue using cold compression for 15-20 minutes on and 20 minutes off. Repeat for 3-4 times.