Types of anaesthesia
What type of anesthesia will be used for tooth extraction is considered and decided on an individual basis. For simple operations, local anesthetics, which are injected into the gums, are sufficient. They remove sensitivity in the area of intervention. Simple types of extirpation include, for example, the extraction of front teeth. They have one root and are easily dislocated with forceps.
If you are undergoing a difficult operation or have a strong fear of the treatment, we use general anesthesia - inhalation anesthesia, sedation with nitric oxide, or administration of medication through a vein. General anesthesia is performed by an anesthesiologist from a partner clinic.
How do you prepare for a tooth extraction?
Warn us if you are taking any medication. The use does not have to be stopped, but we would like to be informed about it. Alcohol, even in small doses, should not be consumed before surgery. Your body should not be overheated, so it is better not to take a hot bath or visit the sauna. We also recommend skipping sports before surgery. It is important that you eat enough before your operation. This gives your body more opportunities to recover and to reduce sensitivity. If you are very scared, take someone from your family with you. Be sure to inform us of your fears. Remember, a tooth extraction procedure is not considered a difficult surgery, the most painful thing you will feel is an injection of an anesthetic.
Tooth extraction procedure should be postponed, in case of aggravation due to chronic diseases, if there are signs of cold or inflammation. Surgical procedures are contraindicated in women during menstruation and in the 1st and 3rd semester of pregnancy.
When the anesthesia wears off, the tooth extraction site begins to hurt. 1-2 hours of bleeding after surgery is considered normal, if bleeding does not stop after 2 hours - please contact us.
After tooth extraction, you may also experience swelling, redness around the cavity or even cheeks, a feeling of warmth or a slight increase in body temperature or pain when opening your mouth. These symptoms should go away within a week. If the pain persists, please let us know.
Follow these simple rules to speed up the healing process:
- Don't eat anything hot during the day, don't drink alcohol, and don't smoke;
- Leave the blood clot in the hole, it protects the operated area from bacteria;
- Do not touch the site of the pulled tooth with your tongue, hands, or other objects;
- If food gets into the hole, rinse your mouth carefully.