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Dental Extraction in Panama

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What is a Dental Extraction?

A dental extraction or exodontia consists of removing or extracting a tooth from your oral cavity, when the tooth is badly damaged by decay or because it has broken and does not accept any other type of treatment.

Likewise, we will practice it when you suffer from gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease), which cause the teeth to loosen and we must remove them to prevent you from suffering pain and discomfort such as bad breath, among others.

If a tooth is broken or decayed, your dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other dental treatment.

But when the tooth is too decayed to repair, it may need to be extracted (exodontia) – or removed – from the socket in the bone.

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How much does a Dental Extraction cost?
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Dental Extraction Procedures

There are two types of extractions:

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How are teeth extracted?

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Before extracting a tooth, the dentist will carefully study your medical and dental history and take appropriate x-rays.

X-rays reveal the length, shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone. From this information, the dentist will estimate the degree of difficulty of the procedure and decide whether to refer you to a specialist called an oral surgeon.

Prior to extraction, the dentist will anesthetize the area surrounding the tooth. It uses a local anesthetic that numbs the area of the mouth where the extraction is to be performed.

In a simple extraction, once the area is anesthetized, the dentist loosens the tooth with the help of an instrument called an elevator and then extracts it with dental forceps. You may wish to smooth and reshape the underlying bone. Once finished, it will decide whether it is appropriate to close the area with a point.

What should I expect after an extraction?

It is essential to keep the area clean and prevent infection immediately after tooth extraction. The dentist will ask you to gently bite down on a piece of dry sterile gauze, which should be held there for 30 to 45 minutes to reduce bleeding while clotting occurs.

For the next 24 hours, you should not smoke, rinse your mouth vigorously, or clean your teeth near the extraction site. Some degree of pain and discomfort is to be expected after an extraction. In some cases, the dentist will recommend a pain reliever or prescribe one. Applying an ice pack to the face for 15-minute periods may relieve discomfort. It is also advisable to limit strenuous activities and avoid hot liquids.

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The day after the extraction, the dentist will suggest that you begin by gently rinsing your mouth with warm salt water (do not swallow the water). Under normal circumstances, discomfort should subside within three days to two weeks after extraction.

How will you recover after a Dental Extraction?

After we perform a dental extraction, whether simple or surgical, you must follow the recommendations we give you and take certain precautions to avoid inflammation, pain and infections.

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Keep your food and beverages cold.

To avoid inflammation and infections, eat cold food preferably and avoid chewing with that side of your mouth and eating seeds, rice, corn and all those small grains that can get into the wound and cause problems.

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Maintain proper brushing.

The first day, please do not brush, but thereafter perform a good brushing and hygiene of your mouth through a thorough cleaning of both teeth and the wound and stitches (if any). Remove food debris, as this will ensure excellent healing and no complications after the dental procedure.

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Use a mouthwash and antibacterial gel.

It is advisable to rinse your mouth very well several times a day and, also, to apply an antibacterial dental gel recommended by your dentist, three times a day, to avoid the possibility of serious infections.

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You should not rinse your mouth or spit.

During the first 24 hours, it is not advisable to spit or rinse your mouth, as you may expel the clot that initiates the scarring or prevent it from forming properly.

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You should make a good compression.

Regarding the gauze that we will put on you after the extraction, you should press it moderately but constantly for about an hour to stop the bleeding. If after this time you notice that the bleeding continues, you should place another compress and continue pressing it for half an hour or 45 minutes more, until it disappears completely.

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Be patient and don't take it lightly.

Normally, it is an outpatient surgery, which will only require 1 or 2 hours of hospitalization. The disability ranges from 12 to 24 hours if you follow, of course, the medical indications. You will feel much better in a maximum of 15 days, when we will remove the stitches. Of course, if your doctor prescribes antibiotics, the process may be accelerated; you can stop using the anti-inflammatories and pain capsules after 3 days. As a general rule, it is known that the wound will heal completely in about three weeks, while the bone will take 3 to 6 months to heal completely.

Remember that you should have a tooth extraction if and only if your dentist lets you know that there is no other possible treatment to recover the tooth. Keep in mind that losing a tooth is frustrating and recovering it is not so easy and inexpensive.

If you definitely must undergo the procedure, because there is no other solution, do it in a reliable clinic with certified, accredited and experienced physicians. It is essential that they inspire confidence and explain everything very well. This way you will avoid an unpleasant surprise after any dental procedure.

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