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Common Inflammatory Disease of the Jaw Bone

jaw boneInflammatory Disease of the Bone

Inflammation is a protective tissue response to injury or destruction of tissues, which serves to destroy, dilute, or wall off both the injurious agent and the injured tissues. The classical signs of acute inflammation are pain (dolor), heat (calor), redness (rubor), swelling (tumor), and loss of function (functio laesa). Continue reading

Post tooth extraction complications

edemaFacial Edema (swelling)

Many surgical dental extractions results in extraction complications like facial edema or facial swelling after surgery. Routine extractions of a single tooth will probably result in swelling that the patient can see, whereas the tooth extraction of multiple impacted teeth with the reflections of soft tissue and removal of jaw bone may result in moderately largeĀ  amounts of facial swelling. The facial swelling usually reaches its maximum size 24 to 48 hours after the surgical extraction procedure. The facial swelling begins to subside on the third or fourth day and is usually gone by the end of the first week. Increased swelling after the third day may indicate jaw infection at the surgical tooth extraction site. Continue reading

Management of bleeding after a tooth extraction

tooth extractionIntroduction to the management of tooth extraction bleeding

Many patients do not know what to expect after having there tooth extracted at the dentist. Some panic when they see some blood on their mouth whereas some do not even bother if they bleed out profusely. This is a simple instruction guide for patients to follow so that they can manage the bleeding at the surgical tooth extraction site. Continue reading