Can Wisdom Teeth Removal Result in Complications?

18 January 2019
18 January 2019, Comments: 0

Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure carried out by a qualified dentist. Most extractions will pass off without any problems, but occasionally there can be complications.

Key takeaways:

– Dry socket is a painful complication where the blood clot on the surgical area is dislodged or it does not properly form.

– Under 5% of extractions result in an infection, which will require treatment from your dentist.

– Excessive bleeding can occur from wisdom teeth extraction and you should consult your dentist if concerned.

“Of course, bleeding during and after the procedure is normal and can usually be stopped with gauze. However, some patients experience excessive bleeding either during their wisdom tooth removal or after.”

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