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Can You Experience Complications after Tooth Extraction?

Posted on 9/11/2023 by Ranches Family Dental
Can You Experience Complications after Tooth Extraction?No one would like to see gaps between their teeth. Unfortunately, factors such as impacted wisdom teeth, gum disease, and tooth decay can make tooth extraction happen. While many patients do not experience issues after tooth removal, few complications can occur. Learn 3 potential complications of tooth extraction so you can know how to avoid them:


Like other surgeries, bleeding is normal after tooth extraction. However, this should not last more than two hours. If bleeding continues, you should seek professional help. In most cases, excessive bleeding after tooth extraction happens if the patient has blood-clotting issues or takes certain medications that slow healing. You can also stop bleeding by implementing home remedies such as biting down a gauze until the blood stops.


Infections are less common after tooth extraction. However, they can occur if you neglect good oral care. In addition, the infection can move to the extracted site if you have gum disease or tooth abscess. In this case, you should consider a professional dentist to handle all your oral needs. A dentist with enough skills and experience will examine your mouth to spot oral issues likely to cause complications. You should also prioritize good oral hygiene to prevent bacteria from accumulating in the mouth.

Dry Socket

A blood clot usually forms after tooth extraction to protect the nerves and underlying bone in the socket. Sometimes, the blood clot never forms, or the patient removes it, leaving a dry socket. Some activities such as smoking, sucking, or using a straw are the leading causes of a dry socket. When you have this oral condition, you will likely experience severe pain, and over-the-counter may be too weak to alleviate the pain.

In this case, you may need to schedule dental appointments for an effective treatment of a dry socket. Visit us today and learn more about how to avoid complications after tooth extraction.
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