Edema after a complex tooth extraction
Removal of complex teeth is a serioussurgical intervention. Very important is postoperative care. Unnecessary pain and complications in the form of infection and excessive swelling can be minimized by strictly following the instructions., /
- A gauze swab at the surgery site must be kept for half an hour. After this, it must be removed and disposed of.
- After surgery, vigorous rinses or touching the area around the wound should be avoided. This can cause bleeding if the formed thrombus is removed.
- Take prescribed pain medications as soon as you feel uncomfortable. This is usually due to the cessation of local anesthesia.
- Limit your activity on the day of surgery and resume your normal activity level when you feel comfortable.
- Attach packets of ice to the areas where the operation was performed. Read the section on edema for clarification.
After the operation, somebleeding. Light bleeding, blood separation, reddening of saliva is not uncommon. Excessive bleeding can be stopped as follows: first, to wash off or erase all old blood clots from your mouth, then mark the place with a gauze napkin and firmly bite it for 30 minutes. If necessary, repeat the procedure. If the bleeding continues, bite the moistened tea bag for 30 minutes. Tannins in the tea bag help to form a thrombus by narrowing the blood vessels. To minimize the risk of further bleeding, try not to worry, sit straight and avoid exercise. If bleeding does not subside, call the doctor for further instructions.
Edema, which normally appears, usuallycorresponds to the complexity of the operation performed. Edema around the mouth, cheeks, eyes and sides of the face is not a rare occurrence. This is a normal reaction of the body to surgical intervention. Edema will not be noticeable until the next day after surgery and will reach its maximum size within 2-3 days after surgery. However, the size of the edema can be minimized by immediately applying packets of ice. Two bags filled with ice or packets of ice must be attached to the locations of the operation. Packages with ice should be applied during the whole waking period. After 36 hours, the ice has no positive effect. If swelling or difficulty in opening the mouth persists for several days, there is no cause for concern. This is a normal reaction to surgery. After 36 hours after the operation, a positive effect in the process of reducing the size of the edema gives the application of a moist warm compress to the sides of the face.
With moderate pain, you can take 1-2 Ketonal tablets or Arkoxia every 3-4 hours.
In case of severe pain,prescribed drugs according to the scheme. The doctor prescribed painkillers will make you weak and slow your reflexes. Do not operate the vehicle and do not operate near other mechanical means in this condition. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages. Pain and discomfort after surgery will be felt less every day. If pain persists, pay attention to it and call the office.
After general anesthesia or sedationyou must immediately take a drink. Do not use a straw. Drink from a glass. Sucking movements can lead to more bleeding, since they can contribute to the shift of the formed thrombus. You can eat something soft, chewing on the other side of the operation site. It is very important to consume high-calorie food with high protein content. The food should be regular. You should not allow dehydration by regularly consuming fluids. Your diet will be somewhat limited in the first few days. You must compensate for this by increasing the fluid intake. On the day must take at least 5-6 glasses of liquid. Try not to skip meals. You will feel better, have more strength, feel less discomfort and recover faster if you continue to eat normally. Attention: if you sharply sit down or get up from a lying position, you may feel dizzy. If after the operation you are in a lying position, before you get up sit for about a minute.
Keep the mouth clean
The next day after the operation should not bedo not rinse. You can brush your teeth the night after the operation, but rinse gently. On the next day after the operation, you should rinse your mouth at least 5-6 times a day, especially after eating, a glass of warm water with a teaspoon of salt dissolved in it.
In some cases, the edema is followed by a changecolor of the skin. The appearance of black, blue, green or yellow color occurs as a result of the ingress of blood into the tissues. This is a normal postoperative phenomenon that can occur within 2-3 days after surgery. Applying a moist warm compress to the area of discoloration can speed up the pigmentation removal process.
If antibiotics were prescribed for you, takethem according to purpose. Antibiotics are prescribed to prevent the onset of infection. Stop taking antibiotics if there is a rash or other adverse effects. Call the office if you have any questions.
In case of nausea and / or vomiting afterDo not take anything by mouth for at least an hour, including prescribed medications. Then you need to drink a small sip of cola or tea. It is necessary to take the pharynx slowly for 15 minutes. When the nausea passes, you can take solid food and prescribed medications.
- If your lips are numb, chin or tongue should not beworry. As indicated before the operation, these phenomena, as a rule, are temporary. You should know that if your lips or tongue are numb, you can bite them and feel nothing. So be careful. Call the doctor if you have any questions.
- A slight increase in temperature immediately after surgery is not uncommon. If the temperature persists, notify the office. To remove heat, it is necessary to take Ibuprofen.
- You must be careful when taking a standposition of lying. You did not have the opportunity to eat or drink before the operation. Acceptance of liquids was also difficult. Taking painkillers can cause dizziness. You can also feel a slight dizziness if you stand up sharply. Before you get up, you need to sit for a minute, then you can get up.
- If the corners of the mouth are stretched, they can dry and crack. It is necessary to moisturize lips with ointment, such as Solcoseryl
- Pain in the throat and pain when swallowing is also not uncommon. Muscles swelled. Therefore, the usual act of swallowing can become painful. This will take 2-3 days.
- Stiffness (Trismus) of the jaw muscles can cause difficulties with opening the mouth for several days after the operation. This is a normal postoperative phenomenon that will eventually disappear.
On the field of surgical interventionsutures are applied to minimize postoperative bleeding and help recovery. Sometimes they are torn, but this is not a cause for concern. Just remove the thread from your mouth and destroy it. Sutures are removed approximately 2 weeks after the operation. Stitching does not require anesthesia or the use of needles. The process takes about a minute and is not associated with any feelings of discomfort.
Pain and swelling should weaken more and more withevery day after surgery. If postoperative pain or swelling increases or unusual symptoms appear, call the doctor for further instructions.
On the site of the removed tooth there will be a cavity. Within the next month, this cavity will gradually be filled with new tissues. All this time, this area must be kept clean, especially after eating, using rinsing with salt water.
Your case is unique, there are no two identical mouth cavities. Do not follow the advice of your friends, even the best. Discuss your problems with people who are able to best help you.
Cleaning your teeth is not contraindicated - just be careful in the place of operation.
The lunar postextraction alveolitis occursif the blood clot breaks prematurely out of the dental alveolus. Symptoms of pain in the area of surgery and even pain in the ear can appear within 2-3 days after the operation. Call the office if you have any of these symptoms.
If you regularly perform physicalexercise, take into account that your normal nutrition is reduced. Exercise can weaken you. If you feel dizzy, stop exercising.