Advice 1: What to do if the tooth has only the root

As a result of different kind of reasons (e.g., caries, trauma), the situation may arise when the tooth is only the root. In this case, it becomes a hotbed of chronic infection. You should definitely contact the dentist who removed the root or restore the tooth.
What to do if the tooth has only the root

Removal or treatment?

If the tooth has only the root, you need to decide on its possible recovery. Should visit the dentist, which first performs x-ray for detecting inflammation, cysts, and other pathologies. If they are, in this case it makes sense to remove the root. The procedure is carried out after anesthesia, then perform the rehabilitation of damaged wells and gums. It often happens that after removing the root prescribe a course of antibiotics or anti-inflammatory preparations of complex action to remove the painful symptoms and inflammation. In the first three days after the procedure for pain relief to the gum, you can use ice.
Prevent inflammation after removing the root helps rinsing with infusions of eucalyptus, chamomile.

In some cases the inflammation can be cured without removing the root of the tooth. For successful treatment of the acute phase of the process will take at least three visits to the dentist. After anesthesia, the doctor drills out all the affected and dead pulp, the root is treated with an antiseptic solution. After 2-3 days dentist antiseptic washes root canals and raises the medicine. On their third visit, if fester, and the infection does not spread further, the doctor decides the question of the restoration of the root and the extensions of the tooth. If the root were formed granules with pus, they can cause the appearance of the fistula or cyst on the surface of the gums. In this case, successful treatment and restoration of teeth is possible only after a few months.

The restoration of a tooth

If it is possible to reconstruct the tooth, it is necessary to use. In this case, first, restored the root, and then executes the build-up of the tooth using a light-curing material or by means of prosthetic crown. Simple and fast method of building – the use of anchor bolts made of a special alloy that does not rust. There are 20 varieties, they differ in length and diameter, it allows you to choose the desired option in most cases. The pins are mounted on a special combined material, which does not dissolve in a moist environment and well-fixed on the dental tissues.
If the destroyed tooth has two or three roots, to restore it, apply to anchor pins or cast a collapsible tab.

The procedure for restoring a tooth in this way is just one visit to the doctor. To restore the roots are also used non-metallic (fiberglass) posts. Their advantage is the absence in the composition of the metal, reducing the risk of root fracture of tooth restored. If you want to restore the tooth without the crown, but using a photosensitive material, it is better to choose such kind of pins.

Advice 2: What to do after tooth extraction

Tooth removal - trauma to the body, it can respond to inflammation. The doctor will give recommendations, but also from you depends largely on how will the postoperative period.
What to do after tooth extraction
The doctor is plugging the hole gauze pad to stop bleeding. Do not change the gauze immediately if it is soaked: squeeze the teeth stronger and keep the tampon about half an hour. If blood clotting is reduced, the problems with high blood pressure – remove the gauze later.

In the hole for 2-3 hours to form a blood clot. Up to this point can not eat or drink, so as not to impair the formation of a clot and does not cause complications in the hole. Three days try not to eat hot, spicy, too hard – everything that causes irritation of the mucous membrane of the oral cavity.

Do not rinse the area where the extracted tooth for about a day. Also don't do baths, do not use ointments, lotions, unless, of course, there are no special instructions on this subject). Due to rinse the blood clot dissolves and is washed away in an empty pit molded plaque, remnants of food - you run the risk of infection, cause inflammation.

For three days discard of procedures such as bath, sauna, Solarium, eliminate physical activity to blood pressure rose, not fell a blood clot (when may occur swelling, bleeding, pain to appear). Take a shower and wash my hair, but not too much tightening it up.

The area of an extracted tooth in no case do not warm up. Heat will increase blood flow and this can result in serious complications. Can be used cold: it will narrow the blood vessels and will help reduce the bleeding, will prevent the development of edema. But do not hold a cold compress for a long time, the optimal time - 15-20 minutes.

Some time you need pain relief in the area of the holes: particularly acute in the first hours after the tooth extraction, not too significantly – within a few days. Take anti-inflammatory and pain medications prescribed by your doctor. But read the instructions carefully before applying: you may have medical contraindications.

If you follow all recommendations, complete doctor appointments, will not to self-medicate, then after one or two weeks all the unpleasant phenomena will take place, complications will not arise.
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