Have we go to the dentist to do odontectomy action? Odontectomy is a simple surgery or surgery performed to remove impacted wisdom teeth. As a reminder, the impacted tooth is a tooth that can not get out at all or can not be out perfectly in the oral cavity. Impacted wisdom teeth occur due to tooth position and space on the arches that do not qualify for the wisdom teeth can be grown.
After the procedure executed odontectomy, our cheeks would swell so that face look not symmetrical. This is a natural event because our bodies would respond to help the healing process after odontectomy action. Spending odontectomy wisdom teeth with the procedure considered by our body as a trauma, so the body will seek healing as soon as possible in these areas in a process known as inflammation. Inflammation that occurs is characterized by swelling, redness, and pain felt warmer. So we do not need to worry because the swelling that occurs is a normal response of the body. In general, 3 to 4 days after the procedure odontectomy, the swelling will decrease and disappear after 1 week. But when three days after the procedure is done precisely odontectomy swelling was getting worse, it is necessary to go to the dentist for examination of a possible infection in the area.
Then, how to minimize the swelling that occurs? Usually we handle dentist will prescribe medications such as antibiotics, painkillers and anti-inflammatory to prevent post operative infections, reduce pain and swelling that occurs that is not too massive. Do not rinse or spit too hard and when we have a minimum stop smoking during the healing process (if possible forever) after making the wisdom teeth to help stop the bleeding that occurs. If within 24 hours and severe bleeding occurs, should immediately go to the dentist to be given special treatment. Compress with ice or cold water to reduce swelling. Usually the stitched area will be stuck food in it, you should not pick it especially with a sharp object as it will stimulate re-bleeding, you should rinse gently with warm salt water to speed healing and get the rest of the food. Usually it is more difficult mouth open or restricted, try to hang in there for a while in that condition, and eat slowly. Usually after one week, we will be asked to return to the dentist to control and loose stitching.