Former Tooth Extraction Surgery That Remains Perforated?
at afternoon doctor.rnrnSy merry. Last week I had surgery to remove my lower right and left wisdom teeth. Well, it’s been checked and the stitches have been taken. But the excision operation must have holes. So, to deal with it so that when you finish eating there are leftovers that are tucked away in the surgical scars, how do you do, doctor? Even gargling is not enough to get rid of the remaining food in the gum hole, what’s the solution, doctor? Thanks very much
Hi Merry. Previously, have your wisdom teeth previously appeared on the surface of the gums or not? If it has not emerged to the surface of the gums, surgery will usually be performed to open the gums and remove the teeth and then close them again with sutures. In general, suturing can use absorbable threads. If non-absorbable sutures are not used, it usually takes at least 1 week to remove them after surgery. And usually, in this condition, the hole is tightly closed because sutures help in closing the wound. However, if it opens and causes a hole, then you need to consult your doctor. In general, gargling after eating can help. If not, then it depends on whether the hole is deep enough or not. If it is shallow and it is possible to use a soft brush to remove it then it can be used.
If not, then you better consult a doctor considering the wisdom teeth are located quite behind and make it difficult to see.
If your wisdom teeth have emerged to the surface of the gums then in general, post-extraction treatment is almost similar to general tooth extraction where gargling after eating, and brushing your teeth gently with a soft toothbrush can help.
What you can do is
1. Use a soft toothbrush and toothpaste that is not too hard to brush your teeth
2. Avoid brushing your teeth too hard
3. Gargle after eating
4 Avoid consumption of foods that are too hard or temporarily, use the healthy side for chewing. However, it is necessary to consult with your dentist because the condition of your operation is your doctor who knows
Consult your dentist for more appropriate information considering he did the surgery. Hopefully helpful, and thank you. Regards, Dr Alyssa