There are a few clear indications when you have to consult your dentist for General Extractions. A few of them are:
- Severe abrasion & attrition
- Periodontal Diseases
- Chronic pulpitis
- Non-vital pulp
- Abscess/ granuloma/ cyst
- Impacted/ unerupted teeth
- Supernumerary teeth
- Fractured tooth
- Retained deciduous teeth
- Root Stumps
- Maxillary Sinusitis
- Acute gingival infections
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Blood Dyscrasias
Methods of Extractions
- Forceps Extractions/ Intra-alveolar Extractions
- Surgical Extraction/ Trans-alveolar Extraction
All the procedures will be done under local anesthesia
Immediate post extractions care:
- Wound is cleaned
- The alveolar bone is trimmed
- The socket is squeezed
- Pressure is applied to the margins of the socket
- The patient’s face and lip are cleaned
Post Operative Instructions to be followed by the patient
We request you to strictly follow these guidelines after oral surgery
- Bite on the gauze for 30-60minutes. Do not chew on the gauze
- If bleeding starts again, place gauze over the bleeding area, and bite on it with firm, steady pressure for one hour. Do not chew on it.
- Do not smoke for at least 24 hours.
- Do not use a straw to drink for at least 24 hours. (The suction could cause the bleeding to start again).
- Do not brush your teeth or rinse your mouth until the morning following the surgery.
- If prescribed, take anti-pain medication and antibiotics as directed because it is important to take the prescribed antibiotics even if there is no pain or swelling.
- Do not take aspirin or aspirin-based products, since they may prolong bleeding.
- After 48 hours, if pain increases or if abnormal bleeding continues, call our dentist immediately.
- Do not spit. Spitting will cause more bleeding.
- Use ice packs immediately after surgery, and for the next 24 hours to reduce swelling. Apply ice packs for 20 minutes on the affected area, and then keep a 20-minute gap. After 48 hours, replace ice packs with moist heat f needed, applying it in the same manner as the ice packs.
- Black and blue marks, brushing and discoloration are normal occurrences after surgery. Do not worry about them.
- Drink lots of liquids.
- Avoid consuming foods or beverages that are extremely hot, cold or spicy.