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Oral surgery

Oral surgery is a speciality of dental medicine, and the most common oral surgical procedures are complicated tooth extraction, impacted wisdom teeth, tooth root resection and extraction of residual roots and broken teeth. In collaboration with other dental specialties of medicine, especially during orthodontic treatment it is sometimes necessary to remove some healthy teeth, for therapy to be successful and complete. All oral surgical procedures are performed under local anaesthesia and they are completely painless!

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Surgical procedures


Extraction of wisdom teeth

Your jaw hurts? You can’t open your mouth? You have problems with bad breath? You have a high temperature? These are all usual symptoms of wisdom teeth growing, and the feeling is very unpleasant. Wisdom teeth are teeth that grow the last, and they usually grow between the ages of 17 and 24. If there is enough space in the mouth, wisdom tooth grows out and doesn’t cause any problems.

On the other hand, if there isn’t enough space for growing, wisdom tooth will get stuck on the other tooth, grow in a different angle than other teeth and won’t be able to grow out all the way which will cause pain and irritation. Wisdom teeth which continuously cause problems need to be extracted. Depending on the anatomical shape and the position of the wisdom tooth, you should let oral surgeon decide which approach is the best for wisdom tooth extraction. Operation of wisdom tooth extraction is called alveotomy. The procedure is as complicated as a regular tooth extraction.

Instructions for the patient after tooth extraction:

  • do not touch the wound and chew on the other side for 24 hours after the extraction
  • do not smoke for 12 hours – the smoke irritates the wound and causes bleeding
  • do not brush the wound area for 24 hours, after 24 hours you should brush lightly and maintain your oral hygiene
  • avoid rinsing the wound for 24 hours after the extraction, so that you don’t rinse the blood clot which is necessary for healing
  • bleeding after the extraction is somewhat normal, that is why you will receive instructions to hold a sterile gaze firmly squeezed between the teeth for 20 minutes. Contact the clinic if you continue to bleed intensively. At home, you can put a wet tea bag on the wound. Tea contains tannins that naturally reduce bleeding.
  • Pain is normal to a certain extent. You can use some pain relievers, for example, Tylenol. You should never take Voltaren Rapid on an empty stomach. Do not take pain relievers such as Aspirin or Andol because they stimulate bleeding! If the pain doesn’t stop, contact the clinic.
  • To reduce or avert swelling put a bag of ice wrapped in a towel or other fabric (not directly on the skin) on the outer side of your face in the area of the extracted tooth in the first 12 hours. Put the wrapped ice bag on the face for 20 minutes, then put it away, then put it on again in an hour. Repeat if necessary.
  • Eat normally, but not the food that is too hot. It is recommended to consummate colder drinks, ice – cream or yoghurt and softer food. Drink a lot of fluids.

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