Here you will find useful advice not only related to the period before and after dental intervention, but also general advice for the health of your teeth.
What to do after tooth extraction?
The first day after your tooth was taken out, you should not rinse the wound with any agents, unless specifically told by your dentist. It is recommended that you eat soft food (not solid or warm). The patient should sleep on the opposite side of the wound, in order to prevent the swelling.
What not to do after having a white filling?
In the first 30 minutes to half an hour you should not eat until the filling hardens. During the day the patient should avoid coloured food and drinks (e.g. beetroot, coffee, putting on lipstick etc.), so the filling wouldn’t change colour.
What to do if there is a bruise after receiving mandibular anesthesia?
A hematoma (bruise) is a side effect of local anaesthesia which can occur when applying mandibular anesthesia. A needle can injure the wall of the blood vessel and then a swelling appears. The swelling is hard, elastic and it doesn’t hurt to the touch. More often, in cases of injuries to the minor blood vessels there are discolourations (the change of colour of mucus without the swelling). This change in mucus colour comes from the accumulated blood.
Therapy: in the first 24 to 48 hours the hematoma should be treated with cold pledget. After that, rinse your mouth with warm teas to accelerate resorption. If there is a danger of infection (big swelling), or there are signs of infection (increased body temperature, pain) you need to receive antibiotic therapy. In 50 % of cases hematoma is more of an aesthetic problem which goes away after 5 to 7 days. Quantum medicine can also help in the therapy.
Brushing your teeth with a toothbrush cannot eliminate all plaque between teeth, so the food scraps start to decay, which causes halitosis (bad breath). You must brush your teeth frequently, but also use dental floss at least once a day. Maintaining oral hygiene includes brushing your tongue as well. All this help to fight bacteria that can cause gum disease, bleeding and periodontal disease.
Is prevention important?
Prevention is better than cure. Prevention implies regular examination of mouth and teeth at least twice a year. During the examination it is determined whether there are any problems with teeth and timely advice is given to prevent dental conditions and diseases. In this way you avoid discomfort and complications and at the same time you save money.