Removal of a tooth may be necessary if it is severely and irreparably damaged, in the event of an injury (such as a crack in the tooth crown and its root), in the event of diseases of the tissues surrounding the tooth that are no longer curable, for orthodontic treatment, or in the presence of irregularly erupted or damaged wisdom teeth.
Milk teeth are removed if they do not start to wobble, and the permanent tooth has already started to grow in crookedly. After tooth extraction, the jawbone is quickly and successfully restored in the place of the previous tooth, and if necessary, it is possible to plan the implantation of the missing tooth or other restoration procedures.
After a tooth extraction, it is important to follow specific post-operative instructions to ensure proper healing. For the first 24 hours after the procedure, patients should not:
- Rinse their mouth
- Eat solid food
- Drink hot liquids
- Engage in intense or heavy physical activity or lift heavy objects
- Smoke (nicotine in cigarettes disrupts the blood circulation of the gums, making wound healing more difficult)
It’s always best to follow the specific instructions given by your dentist or oral surgeon to ensure proper healing after a tooth extraction.
In our clinic, tooth extractions are performed by Dr. oral surgeon Laurynas Banys and Dr. periodontologist Adomas Rovas.