What care should you have after an apicoectomy?
- In the hours following the intervention, it is common to feel a slight inammation in the area. Therefore, the feeling of discomfort and swelling is frequent.
- To reduce this inammation, the dentist will recommend a treatment of analgesics or painkillers for pain relief, as well as antibiotics to avoid possible infections.
- To guarantee the success of the treatment, a series of measures are established that can ensure a good recovery after the surgical procedure.
During the hours following the intervention, apply cold intermittently to the aected area to reduce its inammation.
- Follow a soft diet, based on cold foods for 24 hours after surgery, and try to avoid eating on that side.
- Refrain, as much as possible, from smoking in the hours following the intervention. In addition, you must remember that drinking alcohol makes it dicult for the wound to heal.
- Do not do sports or activities that involve physical eort, and try to rest in the hours following the operation.
- Remember the importance of keeping your head slightly raised. To do this, make use of pillows when resting.
- During the first days, avoid brushing the aected area during your oral hygiene routines and include rinsing with antiseptic mouthwashes.
- Take the indicated medication to ensure proper healing and minimization of discomfort.
Although nowadays there are great advances in the eld of implantology, these processes are more complex, more aggressive and less aordable than those corresponding to preserving the original pieces.
Apicoectomy is a treatment that allows a tooth to be kept in the mouth which, if it is not subjected to it, should be extracted.
- We can assure that the apicoectomy does not hurt: it is a minimally invasive surgery performed under local anesthesia that, after the procedure, may cause some mild discomfort.