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If you’re getting a tooth pulled, you’re on your way toward a top-notch oral health and smile. Oftentimes this treatment is the last option when it comes to restoring a tooth. It can be very beneficial for you and your smile. However, just like other treatments, you could experience complications and issues after your appointment. To explain, our dentist, Dr. Michael Shnayder, is happy to tell you about those problems, which are:

-Dry socket: Dry socket is a problem that only happens in approximately 3-4 percent of tooth-pulling situations. This complication occurs when the blood clot fails to form or when a blood clot breaks loose prematurely. When this happens, you need to contact your dentist and get it treated as soon as possible.

-Numb lips and chin: It’s normal to feel numb after treatment. This is because there are numbing agents used to prevent sensation during the appointment. However, if the numbness remains after 24-48 hours, it’s a sign that a nerve was bothered. This can happen when extracting lower wisdom teeth. In this case, it’s best to call our office and schedule an appointment.

-Infection: Infection is always a possibility after oral surgery, as it is for every surgery. So, it’s important to properly care for the surgical site after treatment. If you see signs of infection, please contact our dental office and schedule an appointment.

It’s very important to follow your dentist’s instructions on how to properly recover. That way you can have the oral health and smile you deserve. To learn more about the potential problems after tooth extraction in Omaha, Nebraska, please contact Village Pointe Oral Surgery at 402-317-5657 when you get the chance. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!