Wisdom Teeth

Complications and risks

There is always a chance of infection. Fever, abnormal swelling and pain, having a salty or bad taste in your mouth for an extended period of time, and of course, pus are indicators of infection. If you experience these, be sure to contact us immediately so we can prescribe the appropriate antibiotics.

"Dry socket" occurs when the blood clot - acting as a scab - is lost prematurely. It can be painful, but is otherwise harmless. Your oral surgeon can pack the area with materials and chemicals to ease any discomfort. Not following post-surgery instructions increases the chances of experiencing this.

Others symptoms to monitor are numbness (caused by nerve irritation) and sinus complications (roots penetrating the sinus cavity). These are usually temporary, but if they persist, let us know. You may also experience TMJ pain, which is rare, but if it occurs, further treatment may be necessary.

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