Tooth extraction complications

In the list that follows you can review some of the most common complications that can follow tooth extraction.

In the list that follows you can review some of the most common complications that can follow tooth extraction.

1) Infections

2) Prolonged bleeding

3) Swelling

4) Bruising :

This complication is more common in older people and in those that use steroid drugs or aspirin often.

5) Sinus exposure:

Intra-oral communication can occurs only after extraction of the teeth on the upper jaw.

6) Displacement of the tooth into the maxillary sinus

7) Nerve injury

Usually the nerves that are injured after an infection are the brances of the manidbular nerve- the inferior alveolar nerve and the lingual nerve.

8) Dry socket:

Also called alveolar osteitis.It can occur afte several days following tooth extraction,mostly on the lower jaw. This complication is seen when the blood clot withing the healing wound is disrupted. It is an inflammation within the empty tooth socket because of the poor blood supply. Occurs entirly within the bone and since it is not an infection it cannot be treated with antibiotics.

9) Bone fragments

10) Trismus

11) Luxation of the adjacent tooth

12) Osteonecrosis:

Which actually is slow destryction of the bone in the site of the extraction.

Athina Tsiorva

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