Removal of retained teeth

One of the most common but, at the same time, also one of the most difficult treatments in dental surgery. Impacted or retained teeth become visible only after taking a panoramic radiograph of the jaw (pantomograph). On their basis, an experienced dental surgeon is able to provide the best and, at the same time, the least invasive solution to the problem. Sometimes, the removal of the so-called wisdom teeth is associated with surgical intervention to the bone – it’s a rare case, requiring considerable experience. Upon tooth removal, the extraction wound is thoroughly cleansed and protection is applied.

After the surgery, the greatest potential threat to the Patient is the formation of the so-called dry socket – an inflammatory condition occurring upon accidental removal of the blood clot which has formed in the socket following the procedure.

In order to avoid complications, it is recommended that the Patient takes antibiotics for a few days after the procedure, avoids physical exertion and uses cold compresses and, if possible, only intakes food that will not cause festering within the newly formed wound.