Risk and complications of tooth extraction:
There are few complications of tooth extraction like other surgery. But, if the surgery is not followed with expert hands then the patients might suffer. Some of the most common complications includes:
- Post surgical infection: Sometimes, due to improper aftercare the surgical wound also get prone to microbial infection.
- Nerve injury: Due to improper angular arrangement of wisdom teeth inside the jaw bone, sometimes the nerve passes very closely to the tooth region. The chances of injury to the trigeminal nerve is possible while extraction of wisdom teeth.
- Delayed healing: The healing procedure may delay depending on the size of the wound. The natural healing ability differs from patient to patient.
Tooth extraction aftercare:
After the completion of surgery, the patient must take care of the below after care guidelines:
- Clean the extraction site: An antimicrobial mouthwash must be used to clean the area of surgery for inhibiting the bacterial growth. The patient should also avoid brushing at the area of the tooth surgery until the final call of the dentist.
- Avoid strenuous activity: It is advised not to eat chickpea or foods that can put more pressure on the tooth muscle while chewing. Stop going to gym or doing heavy workouts for some day until the surgery get healed.
- Avoid smoking: In case of major surgery, it is recommended to avoid smoking for a few days. The chemical toxins coming out of cigarette shows anti-platelet activity which can delay the natural healing process.