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Tooth extraction is a beneficial treatment that can help you restore your oral health and smile. Just like any other treatment, there is a potential of experiencing post-op problems and complications. It’s best to know about these problems and complications so you know how to handle the situation and when to contact your dentist, Dr. Todd A. Williams. Our dental team is happy to tell you all about them.

The first problem is dry socket. Dry socket occurs when a blood clot fails to form or if the blood clot breaks off prematurely. If this happens, it’s best to talk to your dentist and schedule an appointment. Treatment will typically involve a medicated bandage.

The second problem is numb lips and chin. It’s typical to feel numb after oral surgery, especially because of the numbing agents used during the treatment. However, if the numbing lasts more than one or two days, you might be experiencing nerve problems. So, it’s best to contact our office and schedule an appointment.

The third problem is 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 as soon as possible.

It’s important to follow your dentist’s post-surgery instructions so you can return to a top-notch oral health and smile. For more information and details about the potential problems after tooth extraction in Dallas, Texas, please contact Williams and Williams Facial and Oral Surgery at 214-691-0101. We look forward to helping you!