Tooth extraction is a surgical procedure.
Such an operation does not pass unnoticed for the body, entails some discomfort, inconvenience and the possibility of other negative consequences.
To prevent the latter, a number of recommendations must be followed. So, you were torn out of the tooth, what next?
- Reminder for the patient
- What can not be done after the tooth is pulled out?
- When should I see a doctor?
- Can I smoke and through how much can I?
- Can I drink alcohol and beer?
- When can I brush my teeth?
Reminder for the patient
Removal of one of the chewing elements is a trauma to the body and reacts to it appropriately. Therefore, the recommendations that the dentist-surgeon gives after extraction are aimed primarily at alleviating post-traumatic symptoms and eliminating infection.
How to care for the oral cavity after the tooth is pulled out:
- The gauze pad placed in the wound after the removed tooth should be remove
d after 25-30 minutes to avoid infection.
- After removal for 2-3 days, you should exclude from your diet hard, coarse food and chew on the side opposite to the place of removal.
- During this period it is necessary to carefully observe the hygiene of the oral cavity. But exercise it in such a way as to exclude injury to the area of the wound. Use of toothpaste is best minimized.
- Immediately after removal to the cheek it is necessary to put ice or something cold for 15-20 minutes. This is done to reduce the risk of edema. If it is still formed, then to reduce puffiness, ice should be applied every 40-60 minutes throughout the day.
- After anesthesia ceases to act, painful sensations can arise in the area of removal. In this case, it is allowed to take an anesthetic, recommended by the dentist.
- If there is bleeding from the hole, you can put a sterile swab on it and press it with the second jaw.
All these procedures after removal will promote the fastest healing of the gums and prevent the development of complications.
What can not be done after the tooth is pulled out?
There are a number of strict limitations, which after extraction of a tooth to adhere to is simply necessary. This is the prevention of complications, the treatment of which is often very long and painful:
- For two to three hours after the procedure, it is forbidden to eat anything or drink any beverages.
- On the day when the removal operation was performed, you should not rinse the oral cavity and try not to spit the accumulated saliva, as this can lead to blood clot from the wound. And it is necessary to protect against pollution and infection.
- Within 48 hours after removal it is necessary to exclude from the diet acute, salty, fatty, sweet food. The food should be warm, but in no case hot.
- It is forbidden to heat the area of removal, it is better to refuse to visit the sauna, sauna, do not take too hot a shower or bath.
- Strongly forbidden to pick anything in the hole, touch the gum in the area of removal of fingers or tongue.
- On the day of surgery, sports and other physical activities are not recommended.
More details on what can and can not be done after the removal of the tooth will be told by Elena Malysheva and the experts in the program "Live Awesome!":
When should I see a doctor?
If after extraction of the tooth, severe pain or significant discomfort is felt for a long time, consult your physician.
Also visit to the dentist can not be postponed if:
- the pain persists or becomes stronger during 24 hours after the operation;
- bleeding from the wound does not stop within 12 hours after the procedure or is strengthened;
- the surgeons superimposed by the surgeon fall out;
- from his mouth appeared an unpleasant smell of rotting;
- when you open your mouth, you feel pain and discomfort, it's difficult to do;
- body temperature rises above 38 degrees or does not drop more than a day;
- swelling of the face and gums lasts more than three days and does not decrease;
- adjacent teeth became mobile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Tooth extraction is a complicated surgical procedure, accompanied by a certain stress for the body. Not surprisingly, it causes patients a lot of questions. Here are the most common ones.
Can I smoke and through how much can I?
In the first 2 hours after tooth extraction, smoking is prohibited. Tobacco smoke has an irritant effect on the wound, slows healing, and may even provoke bleeding.
If after a surgical procedure for a long time there is blood, then you can take up a cigarette only after it is completely stopped.
When can I smoke after tooth extraction? If the operation was complicated and it was necessary to apply seams, then smoking is not recommended for 5-10 days.
Ten-day period is considered optimal, during this time the wound will have time to tighten, and the seams will resolve.
Can I drink alcohol and beer?
Specialists answer this question with a categorical prohibition. And for this there are several significant reasons:
- In the procedure of surgical removal, a local anesthetic is used, the reaction of which with alcohol can be unpredictable. After surgery, the doctor usually recommends taking antibiotics or pain medications for several days, along with which alcohol is also strictly contraindicated.
- Alcohol enhances blood pressure and can lead to bleeding from the wound.
- Beer in the first couple of days after removal is also not recommended, as it contains yeast bacteria, capable of getting into the hole lead to a strong inflammatory process.
When can I brush my teeth?
After tooth extraction, hygiene of the oral cavity needs to be given special attention. But brush your teeth very carefully, without hurting the area of removal.
It is advisable not to use toothpaste for a while after the operation, as it irritates the open wound.
Only strict adherence to all the recommendations of the dentist will avoid any negative consequences of extraction, and the healing process will be quick and painless.