Tooth Extraction In Glyfada

Tooth extraction in Glyfada. Complete information on tooth and wisdom tooth extraction. More specifically, you will find information and answers to frequent questions of patients of our dental clinic in Glyfada.

You will find answers to questions such as if tooth extraction hurts, what to do after, what medications you can take before and after extraction and finally the risks - side effects of an extraction.

What is it?

A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. 

If the tooth is broken by an injury or damaged by caries, your dentist will try to fix it with a filling or tooth case - crown or some other treatment depending on the case.

Sometimes, however, there is too much damage and the tooth can not be repaired in the above ways. 

In this case, the injured tooth must be extracted. Also, a tooth extraction may need to be performed when a tooth is very mobile and cannot be saved in other ways.

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Reasons for extractions

As mentioned above, the main reasons for a tooth extraction are when a tooth is broken or damaged by caries and can not be restored with treatments such as filling or tooth case - crown.

Of course there are several other reasons for a tooth extraction which are listed below:

Some people have extra teeth that prevent other teeth from growing and so need to be removed.

Sometimes children's teeth (new teeth) do not fall out in time to return to permanent teeth to grow.

People undergoing orthodontic treatment may need to have their teeth extracted to make room for the teeth to move in place.

People who receive radiation to the head and neck may need to have their teeth extracted in the area of the radiation.

People taking cancer medicines can develop infected teeth because these medicines weaken the immune system. Infected teeth may need to be extracted.

Some teeth may need to be extracted if they become a source of infection after an organ transplant. People with organ transplants have a high risk of infection because they have to take drugs that reduce or suppress the immune system.

The wisdom teeth are often extracted either before or after their development. They often develop during adolescence or later. They should be removed if they cause pain or have a bladder or infection. These teeth often stay in the bone and do not grow. This can irritate the gums, causing pain and swelling. In this case, the tooth must be removed.

If you expect to be treated with intravenous drugs called bisphosphonates for a medical problem, be sure to see your dentist first. If teeth need to be removed, this should be done before starting the medication. Extracting teeth after bisphosphonate treatment increases the risk of osteonecrosis (bone death) in the jaw.

How does it work?

The dentist will take an x-ray of the area to help plan the best way to extract the tooth.

You should provide your dentist with your complete medical and dental history and a list of all medications you are taking. 

This should include both prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements.

There are two types of extraction:

Simple tooth extraction 

A simple extraction involves the extraction of a tooth. General dentists often make simple extractions. 

In a simple extraction, the dentist relaxes the tooth with an instrument called a lever. 

The dentist then uses an instrument called a denture to remove the tooth.

Surgical tooth extraction

Surgical tooth extraction A surgical extraction is a more complex procedure. Used if a tooth may be broken at the gum line or left in the mouth. Surgical extractions are usually performed by orthodontists. However, they are also done by general dentists. 

The doctor makes a small incision in your gums. Most simple extractions can only be done by injection (local anesthetic). You can take medication to help you relax.

You will receive a local anesthetic for a surgical extraction and you may also have intravenous anesthesia. Some people may need general anesthesia. These are patients with specific medical problems and sometimes young children.

Does it hurt?

During a tooth extraction, you may be expected to feel pressure, but there is no pain. If you feel pain or stinging, tell your doctor.

Removal of a tooth is surgery. You can expect some discomfort after even simple extraction.

Surgical extractions generally cause more pain after the procedure than simple extractions. The level of discomfort and how long it will take will depend on how difficult it was to remove the tooth.

What to do after the extraction?

After an extraction, you will be asked to bite a piece of gauze for 20 to 30 minutes. This pressure will allow the blood to clot. You will still have a small amount of bleeding for the next 24 hours or so. It should be reduced gradually.

Do not disturb the clot that forms on the wound.

You can put ice packs on your face to reduce swelling. They usually stay for 20 minutes at a time and are removed for 20 minutes. If your jaw hurts and is stiff after the swelling disappears, try warm compresses.

Eat soft and cool foods for a few days.

A gentle rinse with warm salt water, which will begin 24 hours after surgery, can help keep the area clean. Use half a teaspoon of salt in a cup of water. Most swelling and bleeding go away within a day or two after surgery. Initial healing takes at least two weeks.

If you need stitches, your doctor can use the item that dissolves on its own. This usually takes one to two weeks. Rinsing with warm salt water will help the sutures dissolve. Some sutures need to be removed by the dentist.

You should not smoke after a tooth extraction surgery. Smoking can pull the blood clot out of the hole where the tooth was. Do not smoke for 24 to 72 hours after removing a tooth.

What about medication?

Removal of a tooth is surgery. You can expect some discomfort after even simple exports. It is usually mild. Research has shown that taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can significantly reduce pain after a tooth extraction. 

These medicines include ibuprofen, such as Advil, Motrin and others. Take the dose recommended by your doctor, 3 to 4 times a day. 

Take the first pills before the local anesthesia weakens. Keep taking them for 3 days. Ask your doctor for complete instructions.

Surgical extractions generally cause more pain after the procedure than simple extractions. The level of discomfort and how long it will take will depend on how difficult it was to remove the tooth.

The dentist may prescribe pain medication for a few days and then suggest an NSAID. Most pain disappears after a few days.

How is wisdom teeth extracted?

If you need to extract the wisdom teeth, you can also do a panoramic x-ray. This x-ray has a picture of all your teeth at once. 

It can show several things that help guide an export:

  1. The relationship of the wisdom teeth with the other teeth
  2. The relationship of the upper teeth with the sinuses
  3. The relationship of the teeth of the lower jaw with the lower alveolar nerve that gives sensation to the lower jaw, lower teeth, lower lip and chin.
  4. Any infections, tumors or bone diseases that may be present

Some doctors prescribe antibiotics before and after wisdom tooth extraction surgery. This practice varies depending on the dentist.

Antibiotics are more likely to be given if:

  • You have an infection at the time of surgery
  • You have a weakened immune system
  • If you will have a long surgery
  • If you have specific medical conditions

You may have intravenous (IV) anesthesia, which can range from partial sedation to general anesthesia. You should wear clothes with short sleeves or sleeves that can be easily lifted. This allows access for an IV line to be placed in a vein. Do not eat or drink anything for six or eight hours before the procedure.

If you have a cough, stuffy nose or cold for up to a week before surgery, contact your doctor.

This may want to avoid anesthesia until you are well from the cold. If you have nausea and vomiting the night before the procedure, call the doctor's office early in the morning. You may need to change the planned anesthesia or postpone the extraction.

Do not smoke on the day of surgery. This can increase the risk of a painful problem called a dry alveolus

After the export, someone will have to take you home and stay there with you. You will be instructed after the surgery. It is very important to follow them.

Sideffects and dangers

Dry alveoli

Dry alveoli develop in about 3% to 4% of tooth extraction cases.

This happens when a blood clot does not form in the hole or the blood clot breaks or breaks too early

 In the dry alveolus, the underlying bone is exposed to air and food. This can be very painful and can cause a bad smell or taste. Usually the dry alveoli begin to ache on the third day after surgery.

Dry sores occur up to 30% of the time when conflicting teeth are removed. It is also more likely after difficult exports. Smokers and women taking birth control pills are more likely to have dry alveoli. Smoking on the day of surgery further increases the risk. A dry alveolus should be treated with a medicinal material to stop the pain and aid healing.

Other possible problems

Other possible problems may be:

Accidental damage to nearby teeth, such as breakage of seals or teeth

An incomplete extraction, in which the root of the tooth remains in the jaw - Your dentist usually removes the root to prevent infection, but occasionally it is less dangerous to leave a small tip of the root in its place.

A broken jaw caused by pressure on the jaw during extraction - This is more common in the elderly with osteoporosis of the jawbone.

A hole in the sinus during the removal of an upper posterior tooth A small hole will usually close on its own within a few weeks. If not, surgery may be needed.

Pain in the jaw muscles and / or jaw joints - It can be difficult for you to open your mouth wide. This can be due to injections, keeping your mouth open and / or pushing your chin too hard.

Prolonged numbness in the lower lip and chin - This is an unusual problem. It is caused by injury of the lower alveolar nerve in the lower jaw. Complete healing can take three to six months. In rare cases, the numbness may be permanent.

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