After A Broken Jaw Surgery Can I Pull My Teeth?
Good night, a few years ago I had an accident and it broke my jawbone and had to have surgery. After the doctor who performed the surgery was a plastic surgery doctor. I want to ask, now I have a very painful toothache and consultation with the dentist must be revoked, is it okay if my teeth are removed? Will later recovery of tooth extraction holes can be normal as in general?
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Jaw fractures, if they occur a long time ago and have been treated well with surgery, then are declared cured, often they no longer have significant complaints. After this fracture, there may be some residual symptoms, such as discomfort when opening or closing your mouth, mild pains, etc. you can still feel. But often, this condition no longer interferes with activities so it does not require special handling.
There is no prohibition for people who have had a fracture and had surgery to extract a tooth. If there are medical indications that require it, for example if your teeth are no longer possible to be retained, you can do this tooth extraction. But of course, if you are more than 21 years old, the potential for teeth that have been pulled out will be replaced by new teeth, which is very minimal, because it is very likely that your extracted teeth will be adult teeth (permanent teeth). Even after removing your teeth, if you follow the doctor's recommended recovery, the healing process should not necessarily be interrupted.
But indeed, as with other medical procedures, tooth extraction is not without risk. The risk of infection or bleeding may occur after tooth extraction. In addition, if the location of the extracted tooth is exactly where you went before, the healing process will be a little constrained. Even so, with the competence and experience of doctors, often this condition can be prevented and handled properly.
Consult directly with your dentist and / or surgeon who operated on you in order to choose the best treatment for your current condition. If necessary, you can ask for a second opinion by going to another doctor.
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