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Rare Side Effects That Can Happen After Oral Surgery


Posted on 3/10/2020 by Pacific Maxillofacial Center
Rare Side Effects That Can Happen After Oral SurgeryOver the years, oral surgery has evolved so much so that it is almost a walk-in, walk-out procedure. From the superior sedation methods to remarkable healing times, oral surgery is way ahead of its time. It is however important to take note of the fact that even with modernization and the advancements in the field of oral surgery, there still remains the potential risk of side effects.

It is therefore important to approach the surgical table armed with the knowledge that while you are most likely to come out unscathed, there are potential side effects that may occur. These have nothing to do with the surgeon or with you.

Dry Socket


This is a relatively rare condition that occurs secondary to tooth extractions. When a tooth is removed, the gap left should have a clot develop which will serve to protect the gum and the nerve endings. In certain cases, clotting fails to occur, leading to exposure of the nerves and blood vessels. This condition is painful and may lead to infections. If you experience the signs and symptoms of dry socket do not hesitate to call us.

Throat Closure


This is a rare complication following sedation by Novocaine. Novocain is the local numbing agent of choice for many dental procedures. It causes minimal side effects, but may sometimes lead to closing of the throat.
If after dental surgery you experience difficulty in breathing, you may be experiencing an allergic reaction to the sedating agent.

Be sure to call our dental surgeons immediately to handle this life-threatening condition.
Side effects from anesthesia or the procedure itself are incredibly rare for the most part. You should not avoid a much-needed dental procedure because of the fear of side effects. Our good surgeons can mitigate a large number, if not all, of these side effects.
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