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Can Complications Occur After Wisdom Tooth Removal
Posted on 9/11/2023 by Dr. Michael Allard
Wisdom teeth removal prevents discomfort, infections, and dental problems. While most cases go without a problem, it is important to be conscious that difficulties can occasionally occur. You may take the necessary actions and make educated decisions for effective rehabilitation by being aware of these potential obstacles.
Bacteria can penetrate surgical areas and cause infections. Elevated pain, inflammation, and possibly fever are examples of symptoms. The possibility of developing an infection can be considerably decreased by carefully adhering to your dental professional's rehabilitation guidelines, which include maintaining proper dental hygiene and avoiding sensitivities.
Damage to the Nervous System
When wisdom teeth are removed, there is a chance that nerve injury will occur because of how near the wisdom teeth are to the jaw's nerves. The lips, tongue, or chin may become numb, tingly, or lose their sensibility. Although uncommon, nerve injury may be transient or, in extreme circumstances, permanent.
Due to their proximity to the sinuses in the upper jaw, wisdom teeth can occasionally cause difficulties with the sinuses after extraction. One or more of these conditions could include sinusitis and sinus perforation. To reduce these dangers, your dental professional will implement the necessary safeguards.
A few people could have allergic responses to the drugs administered before or following the treatment. Let your dentist know about your allergies to ensure you receive the proper medications.
It is crucial to remember that while these issues can happen, they are uncommon. These risks can be considerably reduced by selecting a licensed and competent dentist or oral surgeon, carefully adhering to pre- and aftercare instructions, and engaging in candid discussions about your medical history. You can avoid potential issues and quickly recover from wisdom teeth extraction by taking the right precautions and caring for yourself.