Tooth extraction is a surgical procedure consisting in removing a tooth from a dental socket with the use of appropriate instruments (forceps, levers etc.). The procedure is performed under anaesthesia, with aseptic surgical site (see -> our clinic is pain-free). Each tooth extraction procedure should be performed in an atraumatic way, i.e. in a way that the it causes minimal damage to the surrounding tissues, both hard (bone) and soft (gum). The dentist’s skills and co-operation of the patient ensure the appropriate course of the procedures and prevent complications.
The most important indications for tooth extraction include chronic inflammation of the periapical tissue,severe tooth fracture, as well as advanced periodontitis.
Please remember that tooth extraction is a LAST RESORT! At Villa Nova Dental Clinic we make every effort to avoid it, making use of the most advanced achievements in dentistry.
RECOMMENDATIONS AFTER DENTAL EXTRACTION
Directly after tooth extraction, it is absolutely necessary to maintain oral hygiene. In order to stop bleeding you should bite on a piece of sterile gauze for a certain period of time, usually 30 to 45 minutes. You are also not allowed to smoke for 24 hours after extraction. During this time you should avoid intensive mouth washing, as well as brushing teeth around the socket. You also shouldn’t drink any hot liquids.