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Retained Tooth Surgery

Treatment at a dentist in Oslo

Retained teeth are teeth that have not emerged in the mouth. This can happen for various reasons, such as crooked teeth or because there is not enough space in the jaw. Stained teeth can be painful and cause problems with chewing and speaking. At Clinica Smile, we can help you remove retained teeth in a safe and effective way.


What is retained tooth surgery?

Retained tooth surgery is a dental treatment that is used to remove teeth that have not emerged in the mouth. It may be necessary to remove an impacted tooth if it is causing pain, infection or other problems. The treatment is usually carried out under local anaesthetic, and we want to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible throughout the process.

How do I know if I need retained tooth surgery?

If you have a tooth that has not erupted in your mouth and are experiencing pain, swelling or other symptoms, you may need retained tooth surgery. It is important to get a diagnosis from a dentist to determine if treatment is necessary.

How is retained tooth surgery performed?

Retained tooth surgery is usually performed by making a small incision in the gum and then removing the retained tooth. If the tooth is difficult to reach, we may need to break it into smaller pieces before removing it. After the tooth is removed, we will sew up the incision and give you instructions on how to care for the area while it heals.

What can I expect after retained tooth surgery?

After retained tooth surgery, you can expect some discomfort and swelling in the area around the tooth. This is normal and will subside within a few days. We will give you pain medication and instructions on how to care for the area while it heals. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to avoid infection or other complications. You should avoid eating solid food and hot drinks in the first days after the operation, and instead choose soft food and cool drinks.

You should also avoid smoking or using snuff, as this can delay the healing process and increase the risk of complications. You can expect to be called to a follow-up appointment to check that everything is going as it should and to remove the stitches after about a week. If you experience persistent pain or swelling, or if you notice signs of infection, you should contact us immediately. We will make sure to give you all the necessary follow-up and treatment to ensure a successful recovery after retained tooth surgery.

Dental Health Tips:

  • Brush your teeth properly: Brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day for at least two minutes each time. Use a fluoride toothpaste to strengthen tooth enamel.
  • Clean between the teeth: Use dental floss or interdental brushes daily to remove plaque and food debris that the brush cannot reach.
  • Visit the dentist regularly: Go to the dentist at least twice a year for routine check-ups and professional teeth cleaning.
  • Eat a healthy diet: Reduce your intake of sugary foods and drinks that can lead to tooth decay. Eat more fruits, vegetables and calcium-rich foods to maintain strong teeth.
  • Avoid tobacco products: Smoking and sniffing can cause dental problems and gum disease. Try to stop or reduce the use of these products for better dental health.
  • Protect your teeth during activities: Use a mouth guard during sports activities or when you perform activities with a risk of tooth damage.
  • Care for dentures: If you have dentures, be sure to clean them regularly and store them safely to avoid damage and infection.

Follow these tips to maintain healthy oral health and a brilliant smile!

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Tel: 22 23 33 33.