Handling Of Dead And Swollen Molars?
Hello, I have a problem in my molars that have died, at that time maybe 1 year ago, I had to check it at the Puskesmas, but I had to pull it out at the hospital. When the tooth died, it was swollen and the infection was made to eat. Then the medicine was given and the doctor advised the health center when the drug runs out directly to the hospital to remove teeth. But I’m still afraid that if my molar teeth are removed, so when the medicine is gone I don’t follow the doctor’s advice. And until now I have not dared to pull out my dead teeth. So, “if I am right” want to extract the tooth that is not sick, do I have to take antibiotics again? And do the molars have to be removed? For the answer, I thank you.
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your feelings. Indeed, the stigma that exists in dentists makes many people afraid even to just go to the dentist. This is actually a false notion, because dental procedures are not painful. Even if there is pain, surely the dentist will give the anesthetic first, as well as other medical measures.
Regarding your question, whenever you pull your teeth, you should take antibiotics. Because when your teeth are removed, there is tissue that is injured and the wound has the potential to become infected with bacteria. So as to prevent the infection, preventive antibiotics are given. Then for teeth that must be pulled out, it should be if the teeth have died, the tooth is pulled out before decaying. If it has decomposed and there is a lot of leftovers, this can become a den of bacteria that can damage other teeth as well. But for this, we suggest that you check with your dentist at the hospital. If the dentist now believes that he should be revoked, then that means he should. But if it is different or does not need to be revoked, then you may not revoke it.
What is clear, there is nothing to fear from a tooth extraction procedure, because the doctor will try as much as possible to make you comfortable. If you feel pain during the procedure, the dentist can stop the procedure and increase the anesthesia until it is not felt. If you are still afraid, you can refuse to pull out your teeth like you did last time, but at least by seeing a doctor, you can find out the condition of the teeth now. So, hopefully answering your question.