Here are the post-operative care instructions after a trans-alveolar extraction:-
Whenever a significant amount of bone is removed during a trans-alveolar extraction,so it is appropriate to prescribe a 3 to 5 day course of antibiotic therapy to reduce the risk of post-operative wound infection.Metronidazole 200 mg TDS(thrice a day) or Pencillin 250 mg are given mostly.These drugs are given provided the patinet has had no previous adverse drug reactions to these drugs.
when non-absorbable sutures have been placed they should be removed after 7 days.Even in cases where absorable sutures are used,if the patient finds it irritating it may be removed.Sutures placed to control haemorrhage can be removed after 48 hours.If sutures are placed to repair an oro-antral fistula,it has to be left for 10 days before removing the sutures.
It is always better to go to the dentist for a review even if there are no problems.
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