Extract Teeth At The Puskesmas Clinic?
My teeth were patched at the puskesmas clinic because I asked to remove them because the root of the tooth was still strong, but the fillings came off and the cavities became more porous. Can I pull it out at the dental clinic at the puskesmas, yes, doctor, because my house is far from the hospital, but my husband said that I don’t have to pull it out.
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your confusion. But indeed, pulling teeth has never been the main choice in handling dental problems. If there are cavities, the doctor will usually recommend patching them first. If there is an infection or inflammation, it will be treated using oral medication first. Only if the condition is severe and can not be repaired, extracted teeth. This is because pulling teeth also has its own risks.
Therefore for your condition, what you can do if the patches come off is go back to your dentist, and ask if there is anything you do that can trigger the release. If you are in doubt about the doctor's decision, you may check with your dentist in another place to get a second opinion. But if in the end the second dentist also decides the same thing, that because your teeth can still be saved so it doesn't need to be pulled out, then that means it's the best for you.
Meanwhile, keep your teeth and mouth clean by brushing your teeth twice a day using fluoridated toothpaste and a soft toothbrush, use mouthwash and dental floss, avoid eating sweets and drinks and don't smoke. Do not forget to ask your dentist what is the cause of tooth loss, because if the trigger is not known and there are no precautions, say your teeth are now pulled out, it is not impossible the problem will occur in other teeth. Though it is not possible to revoke everything. So, hopefully answering your question.