The most common maxillofacial surgery treatment at our practice is tooth extraction. Other treatments are gum surgery and placing implants (see periodontology and implantology).
If you have made an appointment for tooth extraction, make sure you eat properly beforehand. If you are on medication, just take your pills or tablets as usual. If you take anticoagulants, please tell us well in advance. It is advisable to always bring a list of the medication you take with you.
Extraction of teeth is usually a painless procedure carried out under local anaesthetics. As soon as these kick in, we gently loosen the tooth by turning it or rocking it back and forth. Usually the entire tooth is removed. If the tooth will not budge, or is in extremely poor condition, it will be removed in parts.
- Do not eat or drink anything hot until the sedation has worn off.
- Do not clean the location of the wound for the first 24 hours after extraction. Brush your other teeth as you normally do.
- You can use antibacterial mouthwash to keep the environment of the wound clean.
- Also limit your smoking and alcohol consumption to a minimum the first day after extraction.
- Leave the blood clot that has formed alone. It protects the bone.
- Take painkillers (paracetamol or ibuprofen) if you experience any after pain.