This includes removal of teeth, frenectomy prior to Orthodontics and implants to name a few. Teeth are removed less recently than in the past as the focus is on retaining natural teeth where possible.
Teeth may need to be removed due to extensive damage, periodontal (Gum) disease, to make space prior to Orthodontics and if vertical fracture occurs. Dentists at MP Dental are trained to remove teeth with minimally traumatic techniques.
This is a mild inhalation of nitrous oxide and oxygen which produces a relaxed floating feeling and relieves anxiety and discomfort during treatment. It is useful for almost any patient for most procedures in dentistry. The effect of this inhalation wears off quickly at the end of treatment and within few minutes the patient is ready to leave
- Rest following surgery. You will be advised if you need to take time off
- Avoid alcohol if on painkillers or antibiotics
- Drink lots of fluids
- Eat soft foods that are not hot or warm
- Avoid driving or operating any machinery if you have been sedated
To reduce the chances of a dry socket it is best to:
- Not rinse or rinse too frequently in the first 24 hours
- Not disturb the wound by brushing or eating in the area
- No smoking for 2 weeks
- Start gentle warm salt water rinses every 4-6hours after 24 hours