The removal of impacted teeth is a serious surgical procedure. Post-operative care is very important. Unnecessary discomfort and the complications of infection and swelling can be minimized if the instructions are followed carefully. A certain amount of bleeding is to be expected following surgery. Slight bleeding, oozing, or redness in the saliva is not uncommon. Excessive bleeding may be controlled by first rinsing or wiping any old clots from your mouth, then placing a gauze pad over the area and biting firmly for 30 minutes. Repeat if necessary.
Dr. George Tunder was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Montour High School and graduated with high honors. His education continued at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. While graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, he was placed on the dean's list for academic achievement. Dr. Tunder continued to pursue his education at The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. In addition to serving as student body president during part of his tenure, Dr. Tunder was accepted for a health profession scholarship by the United States Air Force.
When one or more teeth are missing it can lead to bone loss at the site of the gap. This loss of jaw bone can develop into additional problems, both with your appearance and your overall health. You may experience pain, problems with your remaining teeth, altered facial appearance, and eventually even the inability to speak and/or eat normally. In the same way that muscles are maintained through exercise, bone tissue is maintained by use. Natural teeth are embedded in the jaw bone and stimulate the jaw bone through activities such as chewing and biting.
Your teeth affect your whole body. When they’re healthy, you’re healthier too. A missing tooth can affect your bite, speech and eating choices. As you rely more on your remaining teeth, you increase the chance they will wear out prematurely, or be damaged or lost. You may also experience headaches and/or jaw pain. Who would want their appearance and health to deteriorate? That’s the natural consequence of missing teeth – the jaw literally melts away. Generally, people will lose 25% of their supporting jawbone structure within the first year after tooth loss.