Many different problems in oral and dental health can cause our teeth to be pulled out. You can have your teeth extracted quickly and easily by applying to dentists for the extraction of teeth that are damaged or are facing dental problems that cannot be healed. Recovery after tooth extraction usually occurs within 1 – 2 weeks. In this process, the bone and gum tissue begin to revive and grow in the game formed because of the extraction of the teeth. However, since the gap created by the teeth will not fill by themselves, the gaps endanger the health of your remaining teeth. Therefore, you need to fill in these blanks. Dentists can recommend implant, bridge, and denture methods to fill these gaps.
Why Are Teeth Extracted
Many different factors lead to tooth extraction. We can summarize these factors as follows;
· Teeth that are damaged due to various reasons and that can no longer be treated should be extracted.
· Teeth that cannot be treated with various methods such as cavities, filling, root canal treatment, and crown treatment should be extracted.
· Bacteria that settle on the teeth and gums and multiply because they are not cleaned can settle under the gum tissue and cause gum diseases. In this case, the gum tissue and jawbone can be damaged. Teeth whose jawbone is damaged and the gingival tissue no longer fully encloses the teeth become wobbly, and these teeth are usually pulled out because they can no longer be treated.
· If your jaw structure is small and narrow, the teeth may not find a place to come out or they may be placed tightly. In addition, teeth that cannot find a place for themselves may damage other teeth while erupting. In this case, the teeth should be extracted.
When Does the Pain Go away after Tooth Extraction
Bleeding may occur within the first 24 hours after tooth extraction. You should not spit out these bleedings or the bleeding that coagulates in the cavity after tooth extraction. After tooth extraction, the pain will usually decrease and completely disappear from the third day. However, if any of your molars have been extracted, the duration of the pain and the recovery period of the area may be a little longer.
Conditions That May Occur in the First 48 Hours After Tooth Extraction
The first 4- 48 hours after a tooth extraction is very important for the healing process and for overcoming the negativities that may occur after tooth extraction. For this reason, we recommend that you follow these steps in the first two days after tooth extraction.
· After tooth extraction, you should keep the gauze put in your mouth for a few hours to stop and clot the blood.
· If you are lying down during the process after tooth extraction, take care to keep your head slightly elevated.
· Do not disrupt the clot remaining in the tooth cavity in any way or spit it out by rinsing your mouth.
· Make sure that the foods you will consume are lukewarm.
· Do not consume alcohol and tobacco products as much as possible in the first 2 days after tooth extraction.
· You can prevent swelling by applying ice compresses.
From the third day after tooth extraction, gargle with a saltwater mixture to clean the bacteria that settled on your teeth and gums. Do not neglect to brush and floss your teeth for oral and dental care. However, you should postpone the cleaning of the tooth extraction area a little bit. You should consult your dentist again if your pain does not subside from the second day after tooth extraction, on the contrary, it increases, if the swelling in the teeth does not go down if the bleeding in the area after tooth extraction does not stop, if there is any pain in your ears and if there is a discharge with a bad taste or smell from the area formed after tooth extraction.
We welcome patients who are not satisfied with their tooth health to our Dentamedi Oral and Dental Health Clinic in Ataköy, Istanbul to treat this Tooth Extraction. You can also contact us through our website.