HOW LONG DOES THE EXTRACTION TAKE?
After anesthesia comes, the tooth is extracted. Tooth extraction usually takes from a few seconds to half an hour, depending on the procedure’s complexity.A typical side effect for extraction is bleeding from damaged gingival and bone vessels. Pressing on a sterile swab for 30 minutes is usually sufficient to stop bleeding.
The resulting blood clot (coagulum) in the socket is an ideal dressing. We use surgical stitches to reduce the exposed area of the wound. We do this in the same way when extracting several teeth in one session. After the Extraction of the tooth, we give out pain relievers. Analgesics should not contain acetylsalicylic acid, as this adversely affects blood clotting.
POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS AFTER TOOTH EXTRACTION
1. Fracture of the lower jaw or temporomandibular joint.
2. Dislocation of the temporomandibular joint.
3. Breaking off the injection needle during anesthesia.
4. Swallowing a tooth.
5. Tooth aspiration (ingestion of the tooth into the respiratory tract).
EXTRACTION SOCKET AFTERCARE
After the complicated extraction process, we schedule a follow-up visit a few days after the extraction.
If the wound is sutured, the stitches should be removed no sooner than after 10 days.