Are There Potential Complications of Having Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure, with an estimated 85% of people requiring these teeth extracted. Performed by a qualified dentist there can still be complications from time to time.

Key takeaways:

-After three days, some people may develop a dry socket if the blood clot is dislodged or did not form properly in the first place.

-If the swelling has not reduced after around three days it is possible the area around the extracted wisdom tooth is infected.

-Some people may experience excessive bleeding after the extraction and should visit their dentist with any concerns.

“It’s important to remember that while wisdom tooth removal isn’t without its risks, the procedure is considered safe and most people return home to heal without issue.”

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