What is Minor Oral Surgery?
Minor Oral Surgery can either be a wisdom tooth removal or the removal of an infected tooth or a severely broken down tooth or biopsies. These are relatively small surgeries that can be performed under local anesthesia. Alveoloplasty is another minor procedure to smoothen the outlines of the bony ridge before placing dentures. At Swastik Dental Care, we offer you such surgeries at the hands of one of the best Oral Surgeon In Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune.
When is it needed?
- Severe tooth decay that is beyond repair
- Advanced gum diseases may require a tooth to be pulled out so that it does not affect the surrounding bones and tissues.
- Wisdom tooth are often extracted
- Orthodontic treatment may require tooth extraction to create space for a proper alignment
The dentist will first administer local anaesthesia to numb the particular region. Time required for Extraction of the affected tooth depends on condition of tooth.Tooth Extraction is almost painless procedure as the area becomes numb after administration of local anaesthesia. A pack of gauze is kept at the extraction site to arrest bleeding .
Precautions after Minor Oral Surgery
Having a tooth out is similar to having an operation. Care must be taken for a speedy healing and to reduce the risk of infection. The following are some precautions that will help:
- Avoid hot food, smoking and drinking alcohol for the first 24 hours after the surgery. Try not to disturb any blood clot which might have formed.
- Do not rinse or spit for 24 hours after extraction. After 24 hours, rinse gently with warm salty water – half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of water is enough.
- Brush your teeth normally after 24 hours taking special care of the extraction site to keep your mouth as clean as possible.
- It is normal to feel some small pieces of bone working their way out of the socket.
- There may be some swelling and a bit of discomfort for the first two to three days. Take medicine as prescribed by your dentist
- If you feel pain a few days after the tooth has been removed, it might be where the blood clot has broken down leaving an empty hole in the gum. This is called a ‘dry socket’ and will need to be looked at by your dentist. The dentist will pack the wound to ease your discomfort.
- Follow all the instructions & take all the medicines as prescribed.
- Contact your dentist for any discomfort beyond three days.