Removal of teeth not worth preserving

Extraction or the surgical removal of a tooth that is not worth preserving is one of the most common dental surgery procedures. Careful clinical and radiological examination is followed by a gentle local anaesthetic. This must then take effect – which usually takes longer than the actual procedure, which is usually over in just a few minutes.

If you have severe general illnesses or are taking blood thinning medication, we will usually discuss such procedures with you at a prior appointment, for example how to take the blood thinners before and after the operation. Only rarely does the treatment have to be carried out as an in-patient and under the supervision of an anaesthetist.

According to the requirements of the statutory health insurance, all these operations must be performed under local anaesthesia for patients over 12 years of age. Treatment under sedation or under general anaesthesia is possible – unless medically contraindicated. Both options are co-payments for people with statutory health insurance. These may be covered in whole or in part by supplementary insurance. Please understand that we cannot assist you in arranging for the costs to be covered or negotiate with your insurer.

Therefore, please inform yourself in good time about any additional costs for the anaesthesia of your choice.

Following the procedure, be sure to cool the affected area of the jaw well – use moist cold! – ideally with a small towel or flannel moistened in cold water. Please do not use cool packs, cold packs or ice packs!

Taking antibiotics and/or pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory medicinescan
usually prevent complications such as extensive swelling or haematoma. If necessary, we will be happy to prescribe these for you directly after your treatment in our Clinic and Ambulantory Surgery Center.

Plan your meals: eat plenty of food before the operation, because you won’t be able to eat much for the rest of the day. Plan your food for the healing phase after surgery – ideally food that you do not have to chew. It should also not be hard, sharp, very acidic or hot.

Recovery: as bleeding may continue for some time after the operation, you should organise a companion to take you home beforehand. Alternatively, you should order a taxi.

We ask you to keep smoking, exercise and alcohol to a minimum during the first few days after oral surgery.

We treat bones with gentle ultrasound, demonstrated here on a raw egg. As an alternative to ultrasound bone treatment, we use the microsaw, especially in jaw bone augmentation (right or second video).

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