Complicated tooth extractions
Are tooth extractions very painful?
As the procedures are always done under local anaesthesia, there is no need to worry about pain. You may feel pressure during the treatment but you don’t have to expect anything more serious than that. If you follow my post-operative instruction, you can avoid pain to occur during the healing time as well.
When am I allowed to eat after a tooth extraction?
You are free to have a meal after the numbness wears off. However, you shall avoid certain foods such as dairy products, grains or tiny seeds, crumbly snacks, hot or spicy dishes for a couple of days.
When can a lost tooth be replaced?
This depends on how your tooth is going to be replaced and also on your ability to heal after the removal. In general, 6-12 weeks of healing time is suggested. In certain cases, a dental implant can be placed in the same sitting as the tooth extraction.
Can I exercise after a tooth extraction?
I suggest to have some rest and skip the exercise for a couple of days following the extraction. Use this time to relax and heal. There is no problem with a light walk though. After a few days, you can get back to your normal routine, including sport activities.
How is a surgical tooth removal different from a normal tooth extraction?
A surgical removal is needed when a simple removal is not possible for some reason. Typical examples are partially erupted teeth, impacted teeth, or teeth with complicated root anatomy. Most frequently it is wisdom teeth that have to come out this way. By performing a surgical procedure, I can save you a lot of trouble and also protect your jawbone from damage.
When am I allowed to first brush my teeth after an extraction?
It is extremely important that maintaining good oral hygiene is essential for quick and uneventful healing. You shall brush your teeth at least twice a days as usual. After a day, you shall also clean the wound thoroughly but very gently, using a brush with extra soft bristles.
What is a bone grafting material and what it is made of?
A bone graft is a granulate from either synthetic or animal origin. It helps your bone to regenerate the lost tissues. Most of the time this is a routine outpatient treatment in my private clinics but my hospital background ensures even the most complicated cases can be resolved.
Is bone grafting painful?
Modern local anaesthetics are extremely effective in switching off painful sensations completely. During the procedure, you might feel some pressure but no pain. During the postoperative recovery period, some pain is possible but it is completely manageable. Just take a pill of the medicine you usually use for headaches and you’ll most likely be fine.
How long is the recovery after bone grafting?
The postoperative recovery only takes a few days. If you’re not a manual worker you may go back to work the following day if you feel ready for it. The total healing time takes a few months until your bone is completely healed and ready to house your new implants, but the total length may vary.
Can I eat after bone grafting?
Once your local anaesthetics are worn off, you are free to eat. Please be more careful than usual and avoid meals that are too hot, spicy, contain dairy or living cultures.
Can you place my implants and bone graft in the same sitting?
Your dental implants and bone graft may take place in the same sitting – or may not. In certain cases it is better to let the bone graft completely heal first and place the implants afterwards. This is all part of your treatment planning.
What is a sinus lift?
A sinus lift is a bone regenerative procedure performed on your upper jaw. If your future implants are planned to be placed in positions near the sinus cavities, a sinus lift might be necessary.
Is there a guarantee for the success of bone grafts?
While most bone grafting procedures are successful, sometimes the bone does not react the way it’s supposed to. This means that the treatment did not result in a satisfactory amount of bone tissue. This is however quite rare and I will do everything for the positive outcome of your treatment.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for a dental implant?
There may be some contraindications. For example, we usually do not place implants for patients under 18 as their jaws are still developing. Smoking, having uncontrolled or untreated diabetes, some medicines and therapies (mainly for malignancies) may indicate that a different treatment plan would serve your needs better.
My previous dentist told me I can’t have implants because my jawbone is not thick enough. What should I do?
There are many bone regenerative treatments that can help solve this issue. Most of them can be carried out in a private dental practice without the need of a hospital stay. Bone grafts are very commonly used in implant dentistry and your own jawbone (from a different part of the oral cavity) can also be used to regain the lost bone. A couple of months of healing is a must before your implants can be placed into the newly generated bone.
I don’t need to brush if I have implants, right?
Oral hygiene is just as important with implants than with natural teeth. Maybe even more important. The longevity of your implants depends largely on how you take care of them. Upon finishing your treatment I will give you a detailed explanation on the proper maintenance so you can keep your implants and replacement teeth for as long as possible.
How long does dental implant treatment take?
From start to finish, a couple of months are needed in every case. First, the dental implants are surgically placed into your jaw, and then left to heal. During this period, the implant will fuse with the bone, creating a very strong base for the future replacement tooth. The actual will only be made after the healing time is over. For more complex cases that may involve teeth extractions and bone regenerative treatment the total duration of the treatment will most likely be longer.
Is implantation very painful?
This is the question most of my patients ask. The answer might be surprising, but no, usually there is no pain involved at all. The surgery itself is performed under local anaesthetics, so we switch off pain completely. Some mild pain may occur during the postoperative recovery but it is totally manageable by taking your trusted pain medication.
Are dental implants durable?
Before undergoing dental implant treatment, you must bear in mind that your habits and oral hygiene routines are the major factor in the durability of your implants. If you take really good care of them and follow my instructions, your implants may serve you for up to 25-30 years or even longer, which is at least twice as long as the average lifespan of traditional dental bridges.
Welcome, My name is Dr. László Zsubori, Oral Surgeon and Dentist.
I work in the Oral and Maxillofacial Unit of the Hospital of Bács-Kiskun Megye, in Viktória Dental Kecskemét amd in the clinic of Kalodent Kalocsa.
I am specialised in oral surgery and tooth replacements, but I am also happy to help you in general dental treatments.
In my practice each patient receives personalized care in expert hands.
How can I help you?
- Oral surgery
- Complicated tooth extractions
- Bone grafting
- Dental implants
- Conservative dentistry
- Aesthetic fillings
- Root canal treatment
- Tooth replacements
Where can you find me?