What You Should Know! Complicate Dental Surgery

Complex tooth extractions; When is surgery necessary?

Complex tooth extractions are those exodontics that present some difficulty. This makes them a more complex process, for which it is necessary to use some special means. Most of the time, it is essential to perform oral surgery under anesthesia to be able to remove the teeth safely.


Normally, extracting a healthy tooth does not involve many risks. It is usually done under local anesthesia in the consultation itself, and does not involve more complications than the usual discomfort that the patient may suffer after extraction, such as inflammation or bleeding.


During this process, the dentist cuts or breaks the union between the tooth and the bone, known as the periodontal ligament. To do this, they use a forceps, an elevator or a scalpel. Once loose, the tooth is removed from the bone cavity (alveolus) where it was housed.


Then, both edges of the wound are approached by compressing the walls of the alveolus to facilitate scarring and blood clotting. To do this, the patient must bite a sterile dressing for several minutes. If the gum is torn or disstired during the extraction process, it is sutured by stitches.

When are dental extractions considered complex?

Although exodus is a very common practice in any dental clinic, there are times when this simple procedure can become a more complicated process. The dentist must identify when it is necessary to perform a complex exodus. In these cases, the specialist will have to decide which teeth should be removed and which should not, as well as the type of oral surgery he will use. You must also analyze if it will be necessary to perform any reconstructive technique after the intervention.


Undoubtedly, the most frequent cases for which a complex exodonce is performed are extractions of wisdom teeth or included teeth. Many times, these pieces tend to stay inside the jaws. On other occasions, the position is incorrect or they do not have enough space to go out, which causes the malposition of other teeth. These problems can also arise in any other tooth that fails to erupt and is retained under the gum.

Other very common cases of complex tooth extractions have to do with root malformation and rotated or very bad teeth. They are also made when the piece is ankylosed.


Differences between simple and complex dental extractions

The main difference between a simple tooth extraction and a complex one is that for the second one, it is necessary to perform oral surgery. Complex exodontics are, as their name suggests, a more difficult procedure from a surgical point of view.


To perform a simple tooth extraction, no type of surgery is necessary, but it is necessary to anesthetize the area to be treated to prevent the patient from suffering any discomfort. Most of the time it is a very fast process, which only lasts a few minutes, and for which a forceps is usually used.


Complex dental extractions require more means and are more extensive. Local anesthesia is usually used, although in the most complex cases it can be performed under general anesthesia. Even so, you should not be alarmed, because it is still a very common procedure that does not usually lead to complications, as long as it is performed by a professional.

Therefore, it is very important that you put yourself in good hands and that you choose a clinic specialized in oral surgery. Before performing any type of surgical intervention, it is essential to make a good diagnosis, as well as define what the next steps will be.

Care and postoperative after a complex exodonce.

Once the intervention has been carried out, there are still some steps to follow to make it a success. It is in this part where the patient takes the most prominence, since he must follow some guidelines to achieve a speedy recovery. In addition to complying with your dentist’s recommendations, these tips will help you optimize recovery time:


  • It fights inflammation. It is normal that after oral surgery, your face is swollen. Never take medications that your dentist has not recommended. Stick only to those who have been prescribed for you. If you want to reduce inflammation, you can place a cold compress in the affected area. To do this, wrap some ice in a towel or handkerchief. You will be able to reduce the swelling and soothe the pain.


  • Rest. It is very important not to overexert the days after the operation. Avoid physical activities or sudden movements. If you keep your body relaxed, he will thank you. In addition, we will prevent possible complications in the suture.


  • Take care of your oral hygiene. It is easy for the treated area to become infected after oral surgery. To avoid this, it is necessary to maintain proper oral hygiene. Follow the advice of the specialist and use only the products and utensils that he recommends.


  • Follow a soft diet. This step must be taken into account to avoid possible complications in the first few days after the tooth extraction. Avoid hard foods completely and do not eat hot drinks or food for at least 24 hours after treatment. Then, try to include them in your diet little by little.


  • Avoid smoking. Doctors and specialists always recommend quitting smoking before and after treatment, in order to avoid possible complications. Nicotine has been shown to narrow blood vessels, which makes it more difficult for tissues to perceive oxygen from the blood. This causes the wounds to take longer to heal. In addition, due to the lack of oxygen, the tissues could become necrotic and die. These warnings should be taken even more into account if the surgery is oral, because not only nicotine affects us, but also smoke and all its pollutants. Tobacco also harms our oral health and yellows the teeth, in addition to all the health problems it entails.


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