Modern dentistry is doing everything possible to save a person's tooth. However, sometimes you have to resort to such an operation. After tooth extraction, a hole remains, which will cause discomfort, but you can speed up the healing process.
If the tooth has been removed, then certain rules for caring for the oral cavity should be followed. This will help relieve the swelling and the discomfort will go away much faster. In addition, you will need to be careful when chewing so as not to damage the wound.
The first few hours after tooth extraction
After removing a tooth, do not jump up from the chair, as bleeding may increase in a fresh wound, and this is undesirable. Also, in the first few hours after the operation, do not remove the tampon from the mouth. Of course, it will seem that he is soaked in blood, but it is thanks to him that the bleeding stops, although at first glance this is not visible. In addition, on the first day, you should not rinse your mouth, it is better to leave the wound alone. You will need to wait for a second appointment and consult a doctor. Self-activity can lead to complications that will not be easy to fix. So, for example, suppuration may appear, then it will be necessary to open the wound and clean its contents. This procedure will delay the healing process for a long time.
In the first few days after tooth extraction, it is recommended to refuse to brush your teeth, as you can injure the wound and the bleeding will resume. You can also bring an infection into it, as a result of which suppuration will begin. If you want to brush your teeth, then you should do it as carefully as possible, without affecting the holes. In addition, you should refrain from consuming too hot and cold food. It should be warm; you should not consume carrots, cabbage, nuts and other solid foods.
As soon as a few days have passed after surgery, you can rinse your mouth with saline. It shouldn't be very concentrated. Also, after dissolving salt in water, strain it through cheesecloth. Such a measure will allow the crystals to be retained in it, which will “corrode” the wound more than heal.
On the seventh day, you should see how the hole is tightened. If a white bloom with a yellowish tinge forms on it, and when pressing on it there is a viscous cloudy discharge, then it is recommended to rinse it with a weak solution of any antiseptic. A chlorophyllipt solution is suitable. You will need to take 100 ml of water and add 10 drops of the product to it. In addition, you can use an aqueous solution of furacilin. It is recommended to purchase sterile, but you can prepare it at home.