Tooth extraction

A tooth extraction is a treatment in which the tooth is removed from the socket for a variety of reasons.

Reasons for having teeth extracted

  1. Tooth decay to the point where the nerve layer cannot be restored
  2. Teeth in areas with severe gingivitis
  3. Baby teeth do not fall out over time, causing permanent teeth to not come in.
  4. Tooths that need to be extracted for dental implants
  5. Tooths that need to be extracted for treatment in conjunction with the orthodontic treatment plan
  6. Informed teeth, extra teeth
  7. Teeth that have been in an accident and cannot be repaired can be restored.
  1. Secret visit to the dentist

Preparation before tooth extraction

  1. Should be physically healthy and strong, eat enough food and rest.
  2. People with chronic illnesses who have regular medications should eat food and medicine as usual.
  3. In children, receive treatment 2 hours after meals to prevent vomiting.
  4. People with chronic diseases should get approval from their doctor first, such as those with hematological diseases and those taking anticoagulant medication.
  5. Control blood pressure should not be lower than 90/60 mmHg. and not higher than 140 / 90 mm of mercury

Instructions after tooth extraction

  1. With gauze for 1-2 hours, swallow saliva normally
  2. After 2 hours, spit out the gauze and if there is still blood seeping from the wound, use clean gauze to bite again for another hour.
  3. Apply ice externally to the cheek on the side of surgery or tooth extraction for 24 – 48 hours.
  4. Eat soft food. Avoid pickled and spicy foods.
  5. Brush your teeth and clean them as usual.
  6. Sutures can be removed 5-7 days after tooth extraction.
  7. If you have complications or have unusual symptoms of illness, hurry back and see your dentist.

Wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are teeth that cannot erupt normally. There may be bone or gums blocking it, sometimes causing toothache or being unable to clean the tooth until it’s finished, causing tooth decay.

Problems that will occur after having wisdom teeth.

Tooth decay Wisdom teeth that come in at an angle will cause food particles to get stuck between the wisdom teeth and adjacent teeth. They cannot be cleaned thoroughly, resulting in bad breath problems and can cause tooth decay in the gaps between adjacent teeth.

Gingivitis When some wisdom teeth emerge in the mouth, the gums that cover them often have food particles stuck under the gums that are difficult to clean. There is swelling, redness, inflammation, or may become infected, which causes the area to develop. Pus and pain can occur.

Crooked teeth Crooked teeth can cause the teeth to move out of position. Until problems with overlapping teeth can occur

Steps to remove wisdom teeth

  1. The dentist examines the mouth and looks at the way the wisdom teeth appear to determine whether they should be extracted or surgically removed.
  2. Dentist X-rays may be taken to support treatment.
  3. The dentist injects anesthesia into the area where surgery will be performed.
  4. Gum surgery and may grind the bone to separate the teeth in order to extract the wisdom teeth.
  5. The dentist sewed the wound closed, gave advice on post-wisdom tooth surgery care and made an appointment to remove the sutures.

How to take care of yourself after wisdom tooth surgery

  1. Bite firmly on the gauze for about 2 hours to stop the bleeding. If blood is still flowing after 2 hours, bite on the gauze for another hour.
  2. It is recommended to apply a cold compress to the cheek area for approximately 30 minutes after wisdom tooth surgery.
  3. Do not spit out blood and saliva 1-2 hours after wisdom tooth surgery as this may slow the bleeding.
  4. Do not use your fingers to put pressure on the wound. Does not disturb the wound area.
  5. You can rinse your mouth. You can brush your teeth normally. Increase caution around the wound mouth.
  6. Take medicine as recommended by your dentist
  7. Avoid smoking and alcohol.
  8. Avoid spicy food and eat soft food for the first 3 days.
  9. Come in to check the wound after surgery

Sinus lift

Sinus Lift

People have a maxillary sinus near the root of the 1st and 2nd maxillary molars. If the teeth in this area are extracted, it will cause the bone to collapse. and there may be insufficient bone height for implant placement Because there is such an air pocket beneath it. Therefore, in some cases, implant placement in this area will require surgery to lift the septum and remove the bone. In general, prefabricated bone is used to replace the gap in the area where the implant will be placed so that the bone height is sufficient for further implant placement.