Atraumatic tooth extraction
Teeth are removed so that tissue and bones around the tooth that is being pulled out are not damaged. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, the tooth is often divided into several parts and removed with small intruments, thus protecting the surrounding tissue. The wound is often stitched. After the atraumatic tooth extraction, the healing period is shorter, there is less risk of discomfort and probability of complications.
Wisdom teeth extraction: why do they hurt?
Wisdom teeth are a common complaint of adults. The most common cause of this problem is the lack of space in the dental arch, therefore the teeth do not erupt normally, or erupt in an incorrect position.
Since wisdom teeth usually do not erupt fully, food residue begins to accumulate around them allowing different bacteria to multiply and cause inflammation. Wisdom teeth are difficult to reach with a toothbrush, therefore over time, plaque begins to accumulate, which can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and other serious problems.
If you feel pain or discomfort in the area where the wisdom teeth are growing, you should immediately consult a dentist, or even better – an oral surgeon.
During the visit, the dentist or the oral surgeon must make a full examination of your teeth, gums and jaw. This will help to determine whether your wisdom teeth have problems and whether they should be removed.
What should I know before wisdom tooth extraction?
- Before the wisdom teeth extraction surgery you will be given a local anaesthetic, so you will never feel any pain. Also you should keep in mind that prior to the surgery the patient must be completely healthy. Otherwise, the wisdom teeth extraction operation will be postponed.
- After the surgery: You may feel a slight discomfort, some bruising, and swelling in the area where the wisdom tooh were pulled out, both inside and outside the mouth.
For the first three days you will feel the greatest discomfort, but over time things gradually will get better. This feeling may last up to several weeks.
- If you feel pain after surgery, you will have to take pain killers, prescribed by the oral surgeon. All the described post-operative conditions are directly dependent on your current situation, i.e. after surgery you can be completely free of any of the listed symptoms.
- If the operation area was incised, the oral surgeon had to close it, therefore after 7-10 days after the surgery the sutures will have to be removed.