Article | 2022-06-02 07:14:31
How Important Are Medicines
Post Dental Surgery?
Wisdom teeth often cause problems for most people, from biting the cheek mucosa, causing pain, to increasing the potential for cavities. Because it often causes problems, wisdom teeth that erupt in an unfavorable position are usually advised to be removed immediately through wisdom tooth surgery. Wisdom tooth surgery in dentistry is called Odontectomy, this operation aims to remove wisdom teeth that are tilted, in an abnormal position, or experiencing problems with eruption (can be partially or not erupted at all) so as not to cause more serious problems in the future. The dentist will prescribe some medications after the odontectomy procedure for postoperative dental recovery. How important is the administration of drugs after dental surgery? In this article, we will discuss the importance of drugs given by the dentist after dental surgery is carried out during the healing process.
Odontectomy is a procedure for removing impacted teeth. Odontectomy procedure is different from ordinary tooth extraction. Generally odontectomy is done by making an incision (flap) for access to tooth extraction, sometimes the odontectomy procedure is also accompanied by bone reduction to facilitate the extraction of hidden wisdom teeth. The dental surgery process ends with sewing the surgical area so that it can heal and close properly. There are several things that need to be considered after dental surgery is carried out for a good healing process, including;
- Avoid brushing teeth on the part of the tooth that has just been operated on.
- Avoid gargling too hard within 24 hours.
- Avoid spitting too hard.
- Avoid touching / touching the area where the tooth was extracted with your tongue or hands.
- Avoid drinking hot and alcoholic beverages.
- Avoid eating hard, hot, and spicy foods.
- Avoid foods that are hard to chew, hot, and spicy.
- Avoid doing strenuous physical activity for 3-4 days after tooth extraction. - - Physical activity that is too strenuous can increase bleeding, swelling, and discomfort in the mouth.
- If you smoke, you should not smoke within 72 hours after surgery or as long as possible until healed. Smoking can hinder the healing process.
- Take the medicine prescribed by the doctor according to the instructions to speed up recovery after wisdom tooth surgery.
Medication is one of the most important things after dental surgery to avoid complications that may occur after surgery. Medications after wisdom tooth surgery that are commonly given include antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, and analgesics. Antibiotics are antibacterial drugs that are given with the aim of avoiding bacterial infections. Injury to the surgical area will open the way for bacteria in the mouth to enter the wound area, giving antibiotics is very important to reduce the risk of infection after wisdom tooth surgery. Antibiotics are taken according to the instructions of the dentist or pharmacist (if the drug is purchased at the pharmacy), rational consumption of antibiotics can prevent you from bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Analgesics can be taken if necessary, that is, when the pain begins to be felt, you can take the analgesic as a pain reliever. Analgesics can be taken immediately after the operation is completed to avoid pain that occurs when the effect of anesthesia decreases. If unbearable pain occurs and does not subside with the analgesics given, contact your dentist immediately. Anti-inflammatories are given after surgery to relieve swelling that can occur after surgery. In addition, the provision of vitamins and supplements is sometimes done to help post-surgery recovery, the vitamin that is usually given is vitamin B12 for tissue recovery and regeneration, and/or vitamin C for endurance.
Medicines after wisdom tooth surgery or after tooth extraction play an important role in the recovery and healing of postoperative wounds. Consumption of drugs as recommended by a dentist rationally can prevent you from the risk of complications that can arise after dental surgery. Check your dental and oral health at least every 6 months to the best dentist you trust. BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center comes with complete facilities and trusted dentists in their fields, including oral surgery. BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is a trusted dental clinic near Kuta and not far from the airport. Don't let dental problems ruin your holiday in Bali, if you are enjoying the beautiful views of Ubud and unexpectedly need a dentist, the distance from Ubud to BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is approximately 35 km. Entrust your dental care to the dentist at the best dental clinic in Bali of your choice.
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