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After tooth extraction in Turkey, a specialist in oral, dental and maxillofacial surgery, emphasizes the importance of paying attention to patients, especially for the first 24 hours, where pain or bleeding can be prevented with careful care and proper nutrition.

Turkey Medicals member and Antalya Medical center dentist gave us information about what should be considered after a tooth extraction in Turkey as follows;

It is very easy to pull out teeth that have lost bone support, rocking, and the patient has a comfortable recovery period, while shooting of curved or thick rooted, inflamed or buried teeth becomes a little more difficult, and recovery may be slow.

Some uncontrolled systemic diseases, such as diabetes, can also disrupt wound healing in the patient. However, painstaking care of the patient after tooth extraction will minimize discomfort after the procedure.

Gauze placed on the shooting wound should be firmly bitten for half an hour. In this way, the bleeding will be stopped. However, it is considered normal for bleeding to last 6 to 24 hours in case of a slight leak. However, if there is excessive bleeding or if this period is exceeded, it is necessary to consult a dentist.

On the first day after shooting, the head should be lying high. This, in turn, helps prevent bleeding. In no way should the shooting site be touched, the wound area should not be absorbed and spat out. The gravitational gap with the language should not be tampered with. On the first day, the surgical site should not be touched, the mouth should not be shaken.

Chewing should not be done for 24 hours with the side of the shot. After shooting, something should not be eaten for two to three hours, after this time has expired, warm things should be preferred, very hot, cold and acidic foods should be avoided.

Eating without drowsiness can lead to bite and injury to the cheek or lip without noticing. No smoking for 48 hours. Smoking can cause the clot to deteriorate and the wound site to become inflamed. This condition causes pain for a long time. Alcohol should not be taken for 24 hours.

On the first day, the swelling can be eased by applying ice from outside. Ice application should be applied to the treated area for 5 minutes and rest for 5 minutes. The application of ICE should be continued until you sleep at night, and there is no need to continue the application the next day.

If there is pain, a drug other than aspirin should be preferred, if possible, consult a doctor for this. After the shooting, the patient is prescribed by the Turkish doctor, the patient should use these medications as recommended by his doctor.

Food residue in the wound should be prevented. For the first 3-4 days, it should be avoided to eat granular Turkish foods such as rice, sesame. 24 hours after shooting, the area can be gently brushed with a soft toothbrush.

Although all kinds of warnings are paid attention, patients should consult their doctors without wasting time when conditions such as prolonged or sudden unexpected swelling, bleeding, pain develop.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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