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A Tooth extraction, when is it necessary?

During regular treatment, the dentist can discover a tooth or tooth that has been adjusted too much due to tooth decay or gum disease. Filling or repairing the tooth is no longer possible in these situations. The dentist will then decide to pull the tooth. This is called a tooth extraction.

An extraction can also be done to make room for your other teeth, for example with a very crooked tooth or molar. In most cases the wisdom teeth are pulled out.

It probably doesn’t need to be explained that the aforementioned problems can be very annoying, painful and even dangerous. If these problems occur, the relevant wisdom teeth must be pulled out.

A dentist or dental surgeon can also choose to remove one or more wisdom teeth as a precaution. They are often able to assess well in advance which choices will lead to problems in the future.

Together with the patient, an assessment is then made of the advantages and disadvantages of removing the molars. Often people choose to let it pull at a relatively young age, since the jawbone is better recovered in people under the age of twenty-five.

Wisdom teeth generally break through when people are between eighteen and twenty-four years old. For many people, however, it sometimes happens that they do not come through completely or not at all.

A lack of space is often a cause of this, just like a wrong breakthrough direction or obstruction due to the molar molar. This can cause problems. If the molar lies crooked in the jaw, it can press against the molar and damage it. 

If the wisdom tooth has only partially come through, keeping it clean becomes a lot more difficult. This can lead to very annoying inflammations. With a partial breakthrough there is also a small piece of gum over the tooth. This is then easily inflamed and can even lead to an abscess.

Possible complaints after a tooth extraction

After a tooth has been pulled, the following symptoms may occur:

1. Pain
The anesthetic will be exhausted after one to three hours. It is normal for you to get hurt. As soon as you notice that the anesthetic is running out, you can take a painkiller. Paracetamol, a painkiller that is for sale at the drugstore and pharmacy, is usually preferred. You may also receive a painkiller prescription from your dentist or dental surgeon;

2. After bleeding
Sometimes the wound bleeds after. A trace of blood mixed with saliva is normal. Does the bleeding stop automatically after about two hours? Then place a double bandage gauze or a rolled cotton handkerchief on your wound. Bite about fifteen minutes or press the spot where it is bleeding tightly with your thumb. Doesn’t the bleeding stop? Then contact your dentist or dental surgeon;

3. Fever 

C or above? Then contact your dentist or dental surgeon;

4. Swellings
Sometimes the jaw swells. To reduce that swelling, you can cool your face a little immediately after pulling. Put a few ice cubes in a plastic bag and put them in a washcloth. Hold the washcloth against your face where your tooth has been pulled. The swelling can increase for up to three days after the treatment, later turn blue (blood-shedding) and then turn yellow. Contact your dentist or dental surgeon if the swelling continues to increase or if you get swallowing symptoms;

5. Inflammation
Does the pain not subside after a few days? Or is it increasing? Do you also get a bad taste in your mouth? Then there may be an inflammation of the wound. In this case, you should contact one of our dentists in our dental practice in Ajman.

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