How to Deal with Oral Surgery Complications

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How to Deal with Oral Surgery Complications

You should take precautions to reduce your risk of complications following oral surgery in Plantation, just like with any other medical operation. Your body heals faster when you take care of yourself, especially when you follow home-care advice.

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How to Avoid Complications

Potential Side Effects from Any Oral Surgery

  • Numbness 

The nerves close to the surgical site may become irritated after oral surgery. The sensitivity you experience is not reduced or lost entirely, especially when the nerves are irritated. You may feel it on your lip, tongue, cheek, chin, teeth, and gums. Even if the numbness goes away in 24 hours or less, persistent numbness is possible. 

  • Dry socket  

A painful side effect that can happen following tooth extraction is a dry socket. When a tooth is extracted, a socket is left behind. Normally, a clot forms in this socket, protecting the exposed nerve and bone tissue until it dissolves naturally a week to 10 days later. 

  • Infection 

Even though oral surgery infection is uncommon, it is nevertheless possible. Post-surgical infections are more likely to occur in those with diabetes or immune system problems. 

Remedies

  • Taking the medication as directed 

Making sure that the swelling and inflammation are under control is the greatest method to minimize discomfort following oral surgery. It’s vital to follow the directions on any prescription drugs or dietary supplements that your oral surgeon may give you. For example, skipping a dose or ending your antibiotic treatment too soon could leave your body vulnerable to infection and the development of antibiotic resistance. 

  • Don’t smoke  

Smoking damages your blood vessels, making it more difficult for nutrients to reach your tissues and promote healing. Recovery time can take twice as long or fail completely. 

  •  Avoid alcoholic beverages  

Following your oral surgery, the clot could be dislodged by sucking on a straw or consuming particular liquids such as alcoholic beverages. The aftermath can be very painful, which prolongs the healing process.

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Consult Our Dentist About Oral Surgery in Plantation

Recovering from oral surgery can be tough, but you need to know how to deal with any complications in case they arise. Contact us today for more information.