Wisdom Tooth Extraction: The Complications to Avoid

If you’ve recently had your wisdom teeth extracted, it’s important to take great care of your oral health and recover properly. If you fail to do these things, there are complications that can occur, which will cause pain, discomfort, and inconvenience. So, it’s best to avoid these complications at all costs. The complications to avoid following wisdom tooth extraction in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, are:

-Dry socket: Dry socket is a common complication that occurs when the blood clot is dislodged from the bone socket or if the blood clot refuses to form in the first place. When this happens, you will experience severe discomfort and you will also smell a foul oral odor. This typically occurs after three to four days following tooth extraction, and your dentist can treat it with oral medication.

-Paresthesia: Paresthesia is a rare complication that occurs during the tooth removal process. Because the wisdom teeth are so close to your tooth nerves, the nerves can be damaged or bruised during the extraction. As a result, your tongue, lips, and chin will become numb for days, weeks, and even months.

Call Atkinson Family Dentistry at 360-856-4540 today if you have any questions or if you would like to know how to prevent these extraction complications. Your dentist, Dr. Brandon L. Atkinson, and our friendly dental team care about you and your oral health, and we are here to help you in any way we can. So, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!