Have dental surgery treated without fear
Sometimes the treatment in the stool of the dentist is not enough. Then larger interventions must be made surgically by the dentist. On such dental operations, patients should prepare according to the recommendations of the attending physician. Then one is dental surgery not a big problem and quickly forgotten.
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What is meant by a dental operation?
In dental surgery, dental surgery means all outpatient operations in a maxillofacial surgery both on the tooth and in the surrounding tissue, the so-called periodontium. Typically, such procedures are performed under local anesthesia by an oral surgeon. In the area include surgical procedures. An example is root tip resection or treatment on a wisdom tooth. In this case, an inflamed root tip is separated. The surgical removal of the wisdom tooth and the removal of root remnants, the so-called osteotomy, are part of the dental surgery. If the gum is treated surgically, it is called an open periodontal treatment.
When is it necessary?
Reason for a tooth operation can also be cosmetically corrective interventions on the gums. Sliding plastics, free transplants of the mucous membrane as well as the covering of exposed tooth necks are conceivable here. A well-known species is also root canal treatment.
In the background are treatments, such as surgical tooth preservation, also called transdental fixation. Here the tooth is endodontically stabilized within a root tip resection. The preservation of a tooth root and the removal of a diseased tooth root, the hemisection of teeth, is today less subject of a dental operation. In these areas, more modern therapy methods, such as the implantation of modern dental implants as a basis for dental replacement of a lost tooth have recently prevailed.
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Dental surgery despite anxiety and without pain
Many patients fear dental treatments. The reason for this is that these interventions are still preceded by the call for severe pain and unpleasant circumstances. Yet many of the popularly described "pain" There is not any more today. Anyway, in case of a long-planned dental surgery or in very anxious patients with pronounced fear of the dentist, treatment in deep sleep or under general anesthesia is recommended.
In the preliminary discussions, the dentist takes the fear out of his patients. The subject of these discussions is the current health status of the patient. The treating dentist therefore asks for tendencies to bleeding, to diseases of the immune system, chronic infections, weaknesses of the cardiovascular system or diabetes. If you take medicines that have an effect on blood clotting, the family doctor or an internist is consulted in advance in most cases. It’s about adjusting the respective Quick, known as the INR value, before the operation.
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- Fear of the dentist as a folk disease
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Patients with artificial heart valve or a heart defect
In patients with an artificial heart valve or a congenital heart defect, a so-called Endokarditisprophylaxe with antibiotics before and after each tooth surgery is necessary. It prevents bacteria from settling on the heart valve, causing inflammation in the tissue or in the entire organism.
Dental surgery is performed on an outpatient basis
Dental surgery is usually performed by specialized dentists or oral surgeons. The operation is performed on an outpatient basis. An inpatient admission to a hospital is not required. Exceptions are, however, larger interventions, such as bone augmentations (augmentations), in which parts of bones are removed from the iliac crest in order to build up the jawbone, for example. Major surgery on tumors also requires inpatient care, which can best be provided in a hospital.
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What costs can be expected?
How expensive a dental operation is depends on its size. It depends on the anesthesia, the condition of the gums or the tooth, the dentures and other factors. If several teeth are completely renovated, this can cost up to 20,000 EUR.
It is important to ask the dentist before the operation. In addition, every patient, whether privately or legally insured, must contact his health insurance provider. There he learns which part of the costs is taken over and how high the own additional payments are.
Those who behave correctly after a dental operation shortens the aftercare and the postoperative treatment time. It is important to keep the wound cool on a regular basis, because after each operation, around two to three days, swelling occurs. An occurring swelling can be easily cooled externally. Do not overcool the swelling with ice or cooling pads in the long term.
If no self-dissolving threads are used to close the surgical wound, the dentist will remove it after about 5 to 7 days. In addition, the dentist checks the wound healing thoroughly. Short operation time combined with minimally invasive surgical procedures (SICs) at the dentist can shorten patient follow-up and wound pain significantly reduced become. Last but not least, wound pain after tooth surgery often occurs as a result of excessive traumatization of the surrounding tissue (gums, bones, tooth root).
Pain after the tooth operation
Wound pain can often occur. In addition, the patient should be informed in advance of an operation by the dentist. This may be the case after surgical removal of a wisdom tooth, a root tip resection, implantation or the removal of a root remnant after an inflammation in the jaw. Often, the pain only occurs several hours later after the outpatient surgery at the dentist.
How are they treated??
By administering a local anesthetic, the operating area is usually anesthetized for 2 to 3 hours. The use of a painkiller has proven itself in combination with an antibiotic. Preference is given above all to anti-inflammatory analgesics (anti-inflammatory analgesics such as ibuprofen) which, in addition to the elimination of pain, have an anti-swelling effect. But also naturopathic and homeopathic medicines are prescribed for postoperative relief of wound pain after a dental operation.
Why is pain therapy so important after the procedure??
Of course, the most important reason for a painful wound treatment after dental surgery is to improve the quality of life of the operated patient. Pain therapy also has other positive effects on the healing process, the pain can become chronic if no effective treatment after the procedure. Sufficient pain treatment is thus not only more pleasant, but also an important prerequisite for the speedy recovery after dental surgery.
When infections form
Wound infections after dental surgery can cause increased wound pain, severe pressure pain at the surgical wound. Concomitant symptoms may be a slightly elevated temperature as well as increased swelling. In this case, bacteria from the oral cavity have reached the sterile area below the mucous membrane and have triggered a violent immune response (inflammation) of the tissue there. It is practically proven that such infections can be avoided by prophylaxis with antibiotics.
No dairy products after dental surgery
Avoid dental surgery by prophylaxis
Extensive prophylaxis usually helps to prevent tooth surgery. Therefore, one should intensively take care of oral health and oral hygiene every day. If damage to teeth and gums occurs despite prophylaxis, they must be treated in good time by a dentist. If surgery can not be avoided despite all precautions, patients are in good hands with good dentists.
Would you like to learn more about the subject of dental surgery or is there an operating room for you??
Dr. Frank Seidel
Last update of this page on 27.09.2019 by Dr. dr. Frank Seidel.
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