Through how much the edema passes after tooth extraction

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Potemkina Elena Mikhailovna April 7, 2013

There is nothing surprising in that,as the tooth was pulled out, the gum was swollen. However, the tumor tumor is different. A small swelling of the gum after tooth extraction, which occurs after a few days, is considered the norm. As a rule, such a gum swelling occurs within 4-5 days after tooth extraction. However, if the tooth is removed, the gum is swollen, and the tumor does not pass within a few days, and eventually even increases, then it is likely that an infection has come into the wound and inflammation has begun.

The most common reason that the gum was swollenafter removal of the tooth, is, unfortunately, the insufficient sterility of the surgical instruments that were used during the operation. In this case, the infection enters the wound at the tooth extraction stage, which leads to inflammation and swelling of the gum. However, the infection can get into the wound and through the patient's fault, if he does not follow all the recommendations of his doctor. After removal of the tooth, you should refrain from eating hard food, and too often rinsing the mouth, as this can lead to the removal of a blood clot formed at the site of tooth extraction. And this, in turn, opens access to the wound for all pathogenic bacteria.

If the gum is swollen after tooth extraction, then, as a rule, the patient has other symptoms, such as

  • increased body temperature,
  • pain in the gums,
  • chills,
  • general deterioration of health.

In a complex, all these symptoms unambiguously indicate the presence of an inflammatory process.

If the gum is swollen after removal of the tooth, the doctornecessarily appoint antibacterial therapy, even if there is no inflammation. Such therapy is appointed exclusively individually, therefore, one should not independently treat those medications that someone prescribed for your girlfriend - after all, you may have a completely different disease that requires other treatment.

Traditional treatment includes rinsingoral cavity antiseptic drugs, taking analgesics, in some cases - taking antibiotics. Usually, the gum tumor passes within 3-5 days after tooth extraction. If this did not happen, despite the fact that you followed all the advice of your doctor - contact him again for advice. Perhaps you have such an organism that it needs a little more time for rehabilitation. However, the risk of alveolitis can not be ruled out. so you should still consult a doctor.

In order to reduce the swelling of the gums,rinse the mouth with antiseptic solutions. You can also rinse your mouth with a weak solution of soda. A decoction of calendula or chamomile possesses good anti-inflammatory and anti-edema properties. However, we recall that all these folk methods of treatment have the character of auxiliary ones and should be used only after consultation with the attending dentist.

It should also be taken into account,how much the gum has swelled up after tooth extraction. If the swelling is small, eventually decreases, does not extend to the entire gum and does not cause acute pain, it is most likely a natural reaction of the body, and such edema will pass by itself in a few days. If the swelling of the gum is quite extensive, spreads to the entire gum and cheek, and every touch to the cheek causes severe pain, this is likely to indicate serious complications after tooth extraction. And gingival inflammation, unfortunately, is by no means the only complication that can lie in wait for a patient after tooth extraction. If these complications are not treated, they can even lead to death.

Elena Potemkina is a brilliant expert in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a wide range of dental diseases. Work experience - more than 20 years, since 1988.

Hello! Today, 8 days since the tooth was removed. The well does not heal. The gums have inflamed, and I feel with my tongue that there is something under the gum. I went to the doctor after 3 days, did an x-ray - there is nothing. A week later she also visited the same doctor. Again X-ray - and again nothing. The doctor explains that this is bone, not a tooth, and you can not touch it. But if it's a bone, then even if the gum, after a while, heals, it will be an abnormal form, so something under it hinders. I also want to say that on the other hand, the same tooth was removed, and all the bone inside, does not bulge outward. And that hole was without problems. Question: what to do? Thank you!

Good afternoon. Address to other surgeon. This phenomenon is not a norm, it is necessary to identify the causes and influence the correct formation of the alveolar process. All the best.

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