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Complications in Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Posted on 2/15/2024 by Weo Admin
X-ray image of wisdom teeth at Clackamas Implant & Oral Surgery Center. Removing your wisdom teeth is a standard surgical procedure that typically goes smoothly. Yet, like with any surgery, there is a chance of complications. These may involve issues like swelling or bleeding. The reassuring part is that you can prevent or minimize most of these problems by sticking to your post-surgery care guidelines and informing the dentist if you observe any concerns. Discover the top complications after wisdom teeth extraction and understand what actions to take if you notice any warning signs.

Dry Socket

Following the removal of wisdom teeth, blood clots naturally develop over the extraction sites, playing a crucial role in the healing process for your mouth. However, a dry socket complication can arise if this blood clot becomes displaced. In such cases, the nerve beneath your gum is left exposed to air or bits of food, hindering the proper healing process. Indicators may encompass a pulsating or intense pain at the spot where the wisdom teeth were removed.

Pain and Swelling

Experiencing pain and swelling is quite common after having teeth removed, particularly in the initial one to three days following the extraction of your wisdom teeth. Our oral surgeon or dentist might suggest using over-the-counter pain relievers or prescribe specific medications for pain management. You should contact our dental office if you encounter intense pain or persistent discomfort beyond the initial days. We may advise you to schedule a follow-up examination to address any concerns and ensure your recovery progresses smoothly.

Excess Bleeding

It is common to experience some bleeding in the initial 8-12 hours after a tooth extraction since it takes time for a blood clot to develop over the extraction site. Our oral surgeon or dentist will provide specific guidelines to reduce bleeding, such as refraining from smoking and using saltwater rinses for your mouth. Additionally, we may suggest a list of soft foods to include in your diet during the recovery period.

Minimal pain and bleeding are quite common after teeth extractions, but if you note severe pain and bleeding, it is a significant concern that must be addressed as soon as possible. Contact us for more information.

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