Prevention and Treatment
The treatment of bone infection depends on the extent of the infection. Surgery might be necessary to drain and clean the infected area, followed by antibiotics. In some cases, antibiotics may be sufficient. Other instances may require a bone graft (a surgical procedure that uses a transplanted bone to repair and rebuild the damaged bone). Regular follow up with your dentist may be necessary after treating osteomyelitis to keep you healthy.
Preventing infection is also possible. Alongside tooth extraction, antibiotics can be preventive. It's also always important to keep up your daily oral care and hygiene by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and regularly seeing your dentist.
Now you know what to look out for after a tooth extraction regarding complications. If you have pain, a fever, or tenderness at the site, contact your dentist right away. That way, you can treat any complications and prevent further issues as soon as possible. Although osteomyelitis is unlikely after a tooth extraction, it's great to understand the possibility and the signs and symptoms of infection. Remember to ask your dentist about anything that's on your mind regarding your tooth extraction. After reading this article, they'll be impressed with your dental knowledge.