Symptoms You Need to Inform Us Of In Case We Would Need to Delay Your Oral Surgery
Posted on 7/26/2021 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
While oral surgery will alleviate problems with decay or infected teeth, you still should tell us about anything that happens that needs to be addressed immediately. It is the best way to maintain your oral health properly.
Emergency Oral Surgery
If you have a gum infection and have opted to have a tooth or teeth removed, you should experience relief soon after the procedure. While you will experience bleeding following the surgery, this can be controlled by adding gauze at the extraction site. Sometimes, an infection cannot wait to be treated, however. If you experience certain emergency signs related to a gum infection, you need to tell us without delay.
Symptoms that Cannot Wait for Treatment
If you experience pain that cannot be relieved with medicines or your jaw, gums, and face have swelled, you need to schedule your surgery immediately. Also any oozing or redness from the gums should be managed and cannot wait. Patients who have a fever that will not subside or have problems witch opening the mouth and jaw need emergency surgery. Urgent oral care is also needed if you experience bleeding for 24 hours, or find it difficult to breathe or swallow.
If you still experience some symptoms, such as bleeding after surgery, it should subside with the placement of a gauze pad fairly shortly after the procedure. Swelling should also go down after the treatment. Most people, after an emergency extraction, will feel numb, so you need to avoid hard, crunchy, or chewy foods for the first day after the procedure. Always take pain medicine before you get overwhelmed by any pain. Use a cold compress at the site to reduce discomfort and swelling. Avoid brushing the teeth in the extraction area. Use a salt water rinse to speed healing and a mouthwash that we prescribe. If you have diabetes or a compromised immune system, healing will take longer, so you need to keep this in mind.
Do you need to have an extraction for a tooth that is severely decayed or infected? If so, contact our office to learn more about tooth removal and what to expect. Give us a call today to arrange an appointment for an exam.
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