Oral surgery

Oral surgery is a branch of dental medicine that involves a series of surgical procedures in the area of the oral cavity. The most common oral surgical procedures are tooth extractions, alveotomy, apicotomy, jaw cyst surgery, extraction of impacted teeth, external and internal sinus lift, and bone augmentation performed in case of bone deficiency.

What are the instructions after oral surgery?

  • A gauze is placed on the wound into which the patient should bite and hold for 20 minutes postoperatively
  • Refrain from drinking, eating and smoking for the next 3 hours
  • Eat softer, mushy and colder for the next 2 days
  • Avoid strenuous physical exertion for the next 2 days

Are antibiotics needed after tooth extraction?

In most patients, it is not necessary to include antibiotic therapy. It is recommended for patients with unstable metabolic disease, diabetes mellitus, immunosuppressive diseases and when taking immunosuppressive drugs.

When is it necessary to contact a doctor after the procedure?


Contact your doctor if:

  • You have prolonged bleeding
  • The pain intensifies after 3 days and you have bad breath
  • Swelling and /or pain returned after 3 days
  • In case of difficulty in swallowing and breathing
  • At elevated body temperature (above 37.5 ° C)


How can I relieve pain after tooth extraction or alveotomy?

It is recommended to take an analgesic, but preparations with acetylsalicylic acid (Andol, Aspirin) should be avoided as they can lead to prolonged bleeding. It is desirable to cool the extraction site with a cold compress.

How long does an alveotomy last?

The average duration of the procedure is 30-45 minutes.

When is it not possible to perform an apicotomy?

In the case of short tooth roots and very movable teeth