Virginia Beach Dentist Removal of Wisdom Teeth Side effects
With wisdom teeth surgery, it is rather hard to know how often problems occur.About 1 in 10 people get problems during or after an operation to take out their wisdom teeth. It is not always the case for the problem to be permanent or serious. When you are above 25 years, and have deeply impacted teeth, you might have a serious problem.
1. Reaction to Medications
During oral surgery, the anesthesia and medication used can cause side effects.You could experience drowsiness, nausea or vomiting from the medications provided. In addition medications could cause itching, rashes or hives.
2. Swelling, Discoloration, Pain, Bruising or Discomfort
It goes without saying that there could be a possibility of having pain, swelling, discoloration, soreness and discomfort at the injection sites which will need some rest for several days at home.Swelling caused by teeth removal is quite normal and usually will reach its maximum 24 to 48 hours after surgery. 3 days or more after surgery and you are still swollen may indicate infection.
3. Mouth-Sinus Hole
Maxillary sinus is positioned very close to the roots of the upper wisdom teeth with some people actually having roots which go into the sinus.An opening into the sinus after the removal of wisdom teeth occurs once in a while which is known as a mouth sinus-hole. If this occurs it is likely that bacteria can prevent healing and get into the sinus.This infection called sinusitis does not respond well to antibiotics and often requires additional surgery to drain the sinus.
4. Nerve Damage
While removing lower wisdom teeth, nerves in your mouth may be damaged during surgery. Numb or tingly is what you feel on your tongue, teeth, chin, cheek and lip. For sensing pain and temperature in your mouth, you use the help of lingual nerve. When damaged, your ability to taste is altered.
5. Dry Socket (Alveolar Osteitis)
When blood does not clot properly in the socket, you will experience throbbing pain after the surgery.In some cases, this happens because the patient has disregarded the instructions given by the surgeon.Smoking, spitting or drinking with a straw in disregard to the surgeon’s instructions can cause this, along with other activities that change the pressure inside of the mouth, such as playing a musical instrument.
6. Lower Jaw Fracture (Mandibular Fracture)
Lower jaw fracture can occur while removing or after removing a lower wisdom tooth. It is referred to as mandibular fracture. A point to note is, this can happen during surgery and is known as immediate mandibular fracture or it might also happen within the first 4 weeks after surgery which is known as late mandibular fracture. For immediate mandibular fracture to occur, excessive force to the lower jaw must have been applied together with wrong instruments by the surgeon.
All operations have risks, and your oral surgeon should talk to you about some things that could go wrong. Note that the standard of care is not determined by going through all the possible side effects and complications. After wisdom teeth have been removed, some common complications can be seen while others are rare. Sometimes the dentist or oral surgeon does not even notice them at all.