Oral surgery without pain, with you in mind!
Oral surgery. Frequently asked questions
during surgery, treatment and tooth extraction
When can you eat after tooth extraction and what?
After oral surgery, a gauze balloon is placed in the mouth. It is recommended to squeeze it gently for half an hour.
The anaesthetic effect lasts for about three hours from the time of injection, with individual differences. Do not eat or drink until then! After the oral anaesthesia, you may misfeed or damage your gums, or you may not be able to feel the temperature of food well. Do not drink carbonated, hot or alcoholic drinks on the day of the tooth extraction.
Do not eat foods containing poppy seeds, sesame seeds, etc. until the wound is completely healed. If these get into the wound, which is difficult to clean, they can cause inflammation. Avoid eating diluted dairy products for three days.
Can I smoke after oral surgery?
For your own sake, we advise you not to smoke for a day! Tobacco smoke is very harmful to wound healing, not only reducing, but increasing the tendency to inflammation and stressing the immune system. If you can quit for longer, even better, you will be doing yourself, your body and your wound healing a lot of good!
What to do if the operated area hurts after surgery?
If you notice swelling or pain around the wound, ice the area from the outside. Ice gel, available from pharmacies, is best for this purpose. It's a good idea to have this in the freezer before the tooth extraction in preparation for the operation and have ice-cold help when you get home. Important: ice for a maximum of 10 minutes at a time, followed by a 15-minute break. Too much icing can also be harmful, it can even cause sinusitis in the upper teeth! Again, the important rule is to watch yourself and keep the ice on as long as you feel comfortable, then take a break. Generally, ice is necessary for the first day, but not afterwards, but this varies from person to person. Any swelling will respond very well to icing.
It is good if a blood clot forms at the site of the tooth extraction, as this will later become bone. Do not flush or suck the wound after tooth extraction. Only brush your teeth on the day of the procedure, not the wound, so as not to damage the valuable and important blood clot at the site of the tooth removed.
The day after tooth extraction, the wound should be cleaned. A soft toothbrush is recommended. Cleaning should be thorough but also very gentle. Do not smear the blood clot! This seals the wound and should stay in place. Cleaning the wound can be painful, it may bleed, this is normal!
Avoid swimming, sauna, solarium, intense sports and physical exertion for the three days following oral surgery. These can lead to wound opening and infection. These 3 days should be observed even if the surgical wound is closed with stitches (stitches are necessary if the wound was too big in the first place!)
After 3 days you can gradually start exercising, but watch yourself and do nothing that does not feel good in the wound area. There are individual sensitivities!
If necessary, take painkillers at the prescribed dose. Medicines containing diclofenac are the best for treating oral pain, but Algopyrin, Algoflex, etc. are also effective! Taking aspirin is FORBIDDEN! It can cause bleeding!
Take antibiotics only on prescription! Antibiotics are not routine medicine after tooth extraction or oral surgery! The doctor will only prescribe antibiotics if there is a higher chance of a complication or complication, based on your general health or the local nature of the surgery. Normally, antibiotic treatment is completely unnecessary!
The steps of oral surgery treatments
Preparing for surgery
Wisdom tooth surgeries/p>
Modern oral surgery without pain
Expertise instead of dentistry
Don't wait for the last minute!
Sloping? Lying down? Growing crosswise?
Pre-operative preparation, 3D CBCT X-ray
Root tip resection
Bone grafting, sinus lifting, tooth implantation
“The most important thing in surgery is to stay calm. So I prepare everything thoroughly. Before the operation, I check the X-rays one more time. For lower wisdom tooth surgery or more serious oral surgery, it’s a great boon that I can now request 3D CBCT scans, so I can perform the surgery with even more safety. “