Tooth Extraction (Exodontic)

Tooth extraction is a treatment technique for teeth that can no longer be saved when filling or root canal treatment cannot be performed in individuals with problems such as caries and infection (inflammation), for which preventive treatment methods cannot be achieved.

These situations can be summarized as follows;

Teeth with advanced caries or too much tissue loss and therefore cannot be saved with treatment,

Tooth fractures that cannot be treated after being hit by impact,

Teeth that have abscessed and could not be saved despite root canal treatment,

Teeth with advanced gingivitis and therefore shaking,

Milk teeth that have not fallen out when the time comes,

Teeth whose position is severely incorrect (turning, tilting, etc.) and thus causing problems for the person.

Teeth that remain in a cyst or tumor,

Impacted and troublesome teeth,

Some teeth may need to be extracted, although this is okay to aid orthodontic treatment due to insufficient space.

Considerations After Tooth Extraction

The mouth should not be rinsed frequently with water or anything else, and should not be spit out frequently. (Such behavior can delay healing.)

There may be some bleeding in the form of leakage. This bleeding can continue for 6 – 24 hours. If it is more severe than expected, you should inform your dentist immediately.

Pain may be seen. In case of pain, painkillers can be used except aspirin and its derivatives. In particular, the pain will reach the highest level as the effect of local anesthesia wears off. This is normal and expected. Before the effect of local anesthesia wears off, it will be useful to use painkillers at regular intervals to control the problem.

Smoking and alcohol should be avoided for 24 hours after the procedure.

You should not insert your tongue or any other object into the cavity formed at the extraction site.

Since the teeth are attached to the jawbone, the bone tissue will be visible after the extraction process and this may suggest that there is a piece of the extracted tooth. After a while, the gap will be closed by the gingiva. You should not deal with the area during the healing process.

After tooth extraction, nothing should be eaten until the effect of local anesthesia wears off. Because there is numbness, you can injure your cheek by biting it.

Very hot and very cold foods should not be consumed for the first 24 hours after the operation. In this process, liquid, soft and warm foods that do not require chewing should be consumed. Then it can be passed to daily food consumption.

If a tooth was extracted with surgery, it is normal to have swelling in the area. Stitches are removed within 7 – 10 days. You should not touch the seams with your tongue or hands.