As with any surgical procedure, complications may occur even after tooth extraction (tooth removal). Basically, difficulties in feeding are possible immediately after tooth extraction.
Persistent bleeding can also cause problems after tooth extraction. However, applied sponges, dense sutures, and the use of a bite swab that puts pressure on the wound site can quench heavier bleeding and reduce risk for infection.
If the wound becomes infected, it is important to cleanse it again. The dentist then places strips of cloth soaked in antibiotics into the wound. An infection can delay the healing process. After tooth extraction, cysts may also form on the sore spot.
Rare complications are for example:
- Broken Jaw
- Breaking into the maxillary sinus
- Damage to the neighboring teeth
- Nerve injuries after a wisdom tooth operation with persistent sensory and taste disorders.
An optimal operation planning based on X-ray images and the (necessary in individual cases) closely with a jaw surgeon in tooth extraction can prevent such complications.
In older people or when teeth have been used after an accident (replantation), it is possible that the tooth is no longer held by his periodontium, but is directly fused with the bone (ankylosis). In this case, the dentist can no longer simply pull the tooth, but has to drill it out consuming.
Optimal dental care and oral hygiene are effective measures that can prevent tooth extraction (tooth removal). Every single tooth is valuable and should, therefore, be kept as long as possible. He would later also serve as an anchor or pillar for a denture. Through the various methods of Dentistry, it is now possible to also get a damaged tooth still have some time. Only when all other treatment options are exhausted, tooth extraction is advisable.
In addition to good oral hygiene, tooth-extracting can also help you with a tooth-friendly diet. This includes, for example, avoiding very sticky and sugar-rich foods. Regular check-ups at the dentist also help to detect and treat tooth damage early, even before tooth extraction becomes necessary.