Dear Doctor, n nI have a lower tooth extraction operation because I am currently having my braces installed. nAfter the tooth (after the lower canine) was removed a few days later a small bone appeared and was forced to remove it by the dentist. nAnd at this time the small bone (in the form of a thin plate) appeared again which the dentist said was not the root of the tooth that was left behind. it’s part of the jawbone. Is this kind of situation okay (normal thing)? nCause I’ve asked the dentist about this and he said it’s okay. n nThank you.
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Dentists usually recommend tooth extraction when installing braces. This action is done to provide a place for proper alignment of the teeth. After the tooth is extracted, a blood clot will form which functions to stop the bleeding that occurs and closes the part of the bone under the extracted tooth. Sometimes the blood clot breaks, so that the bone in that area is visible. If this happens, the dentist will re-examine and provide treatment if deemed necessary.
You are usually prescribed pain medication that you can take if the area is painful. In addition to taking medication, you can cold compress the area for 10 minutes each time. Avoid gargling, saliva, or drinking using a straw within 24 hours of removing the tooth. You can gargle with salt water after 24 hours. Don't smoke, as this can hinder the healing process. Eat foods that are soft and easy to digest, such as soup, pudding, and marrow porridge. Keep brushing your teeth 2 times a day avoiding the area of the tooth that is pulled out. Don't forget to control regularly according to the promised schedule. See your dentist immediately if you have fever, nausea, vomiting, pus coming from the extraction area, or shortness of breath.
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