My tooth is feeling a lot better now so the antibiotics did their trick, which I?m thankful for. I had spent the quite a few nights sleeping on the sofa so that when I did wake up with the pain I was able to sit up and watch a bit of TV to try and take my mind off it? I am now back safe and sound in my bed.
When I was at the dentist last week he took an x-ray to see whether the tooth could just have another filling or if it had to be extracted, and luckily they rang me and said I just needed a filling in it and so I?m booked in for a couple of weeks time. I?ve also got a couple of broken teeth at the back which do need to be taken out, surgically extracted, and this is something they cannot do at my own dentists and so they referred me to another clinic. I got a call from them this morning?*gulp*.
They told me that they had an opening this weekend, or it would have to be after New Year?. hmmm? That?s a little short notice and on asking a few questions I decided to opt for the post New Year booking, due to the fact that I didn?t want my festive period to be ruined. When they take the teeth out I won?t be able to drive for that day, and I won?t be allowed to go to work the following day, which indicates that this may be a not so nice experience. I?ve got a work meal on Monday, which I?d like to enjoy, and obviously plenty of other things to do over Christmas and New Year, so I?ll wait until 5th January to be tortured.
A small incision is usually required to gain access to the root or bone. The tooth is often removed in pieces by use of a small drill. Splitting the tooth up into pieces actually allows for less bone removal and more rapid healing. Grafting the extraction defect is an adjunct to rapid healing that is occasionally utilized. If sutures are required, they dissolve and come out over the next week. ? Fort Worth Oral Surgery
Anyone actually had this type of operation?