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Extracting impacted teeth and notes

Impacted teeth are always a worrying problem that causes trouble for many people. Prolonged pain affects your health and psychology, making you feel tired. The best way to solve this "obsession" is to spit it out. So what precautions should be taken to extract impacted teeth? Let's find out right below.

What is impacted tooth extraction?

Impacted teeth (also known as wisdom teeth) are a third type of tooth that erupts after the molars, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. However, due to not enough space in the jaw or because of an incorrect position. To be exact, wisdom teeth often grow underground or grow crookedly.

Impacted tooth extraction is the process of removing wisdom teeth that are not growing properly in hard-to-reach locations. The process of removing impacted teeth is usually performed surgically under anesthesia so it will not feel too heavy or painful. This is a process that requires professional intervention from a highly skilled dentist to ensure safety and effectiveness.

Notes when extracting impacted teeth

When should impacted teeth be extracted?

To accurately determine the condition of an impacted tooth, taking an X-ray is an important first step to analyze in detail the position and condition of the tooth. However, in addition to using imaging technology, it is also possible to recognize impacted teeth through some of the following clinical signs, at which point extraction of impacted teeth is extremely necessary:

Pain and inflammation: If impacted teeth cause pain, inflammation or other problems such as swollen gums, pain when chewing or difficulty breathing, tooth extraction is necessary.

Teeth growing crooked or in the wrong position: If an impacted tooth grows in the wrong direction, it can cause damage to neighboring teeth, gums or the structure of the jaw and face.

Red, swollen gums: This sign can clue you in to the presence of an impacted tooth, when the gums become red and swollen but no tooth emerges from underneath.

Pain when chewing: Impacted teeth can cause pain or sensitivity when chewing, due to pressure or damage during development.

Bad breath and a bitter feeling in the mouth: Swelling of the gums can create favorable conditions for bacteria to grow, causing bad breath and a bitter feeling in the mouth due to trapped food debris.

Read more: Wisdom Teeth Removal: Procedure and Complications

Times when impacted teeth should not be extracted

Having gingivitis: Gingivitis can cause serious complications when removing wisdom teeth, so you need to wait until the gingivitis is completely treated before performing the extraction process.

Pregnant women: During pregnancy, wisdom tooth extraction can be harmful to the health of both mother and fetus. Tooth extraction should be delayed until after birth.

Menstruating women: Hormone changes during the menstrual cycle can cause dental problems, easily increasing the risk of infection when wisdom teeth are removed.

People who have just recovered from illness: During this period, the immune system is weak and the body needs time to recover. Teeth extraction can cause complications if the body is not strong enough.

Note before tooth extraction

  • Go to bed early: Having enough sleep before the tooth extraction process helps the body recharge and prepare mentally for the surgery process.
  • Do not use alcoholic beverages and stimulants such as caffeine before tooth extraction to avoid anxiety and reduce the body's sensitivity.
  • Avoid eating a full meal before tooth extraction to reduce the risk of nausea or indigestion during surgery and recovery afterward.
  • Note after tooth extraction
  • Monitor hemostasis and stay inpatient (if necessary): Stay for 30 - 60 minutes to monitor hemostasis or stay inpatient if the tooth extraction is complicated.
  • Cold and hot compresses: Apply cold compresses aggressively for the first 6 hours to reduce swelling. The following days, apply heat if necessary.
  • Bite firmly on gauze for 45 to 60 minutes after extraction.
  • Dry the saliva in your mouth after releasing the gauze.
  • Do not use self-mixed saline in the first 2 days after extraction.
  • Avoid foods that are too spicy or hot and follow your doctor's instructions.
  • Follow-up examination and stitch removal after 7 - 10 days if necessary.
  • Contact your doctor if there are problems: If bleeding persists or there are any other problems, contact your doctor immediately or go to the nearest medical facility for examination.

Hopefully the above article has brought you useful information about impacted tooth extraction. If you have symptoms of impacted teeth, go to the dentist immediately for examination and treatment!

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