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Dental Extractions – Are there any Side Effects?

When a tooth becomes severely damaged and when root canal is not applicable, tooth extraction is the only probable solution you are left with. Though many dentists suggest root canal for a damaged and infected tooth, yet sometimes when the infections becomes widespread or the procedure  is out of the budget of the patient, the dentists are left with no choice.

However, tooth extraction is not only done in the case of tooth decay and severe infection, most of the times Diamond Bar dentists extract teeth in case of alignment issues and orthodontic treatments. Whatever the case, tooth extraction is a bloody business which you might not feel (thanks to anesthesia) but can lead to some sever issues later on. Whether you had a severe infection or you are had an alignment issue or an orthodontic treatment, you will have a risk of developing some problems like:

Severe bleeding

Normally, bleeding stops after the extraction process. In some patients, slight bleeding might occur for a day or two after the procedure, but if bleeding doesn’t stop and frequent heavy bleeding occurs, there is something wrong. Although severe bleeding is a rare problem, it can occur in anyone-especially in those who have vitamin K deficiency. Since you cannot be completely sure about your internal problems before the extraction surgery, tooth extraction is a risk. But dentists in Diamond Bar assure their patients that since it is a very rare condition, patients need not to worry a lot about it.

Infection and pus accumulation

Developing an infection after the extraction process is a quite frequent problem. Many incompetent doctors use unsterilized and old equipment for extraction which might lead to an infection. The kind of infection a patient develops varies. Sometimes the infection might be mild, but sometimes it can get extremely severe causing pus accumulation. It all depends on the kind of bacteria, the immunity of the person and how infected the equipment was.

Nerve damage

After a tooth extraction, the patients might feel slight numbness even for some days after the operation. But when the numbness gets prolonged, it means that your nerves have been damaged as result of the extraction. Generally, when a patient suffers from nerve damage, the senses get restored after six months, but in rare cases the damage might be permanent. Nerve damage is a very dangerous condition which desensitizes a part of your mouth making you resistant to any feeling. Dead nerves would mean that you won’t feet a cut or a burn and the wound might get complicated and infected.

Jaw fracture

Most of the times, the dental extraction procedure might be quite harsh on your jawbones, causing hairline, or severe fracture. While dentists in Diamond Bar are very careful while doing the procedure, if you have weak bones and your jawline is sensitive it might not withstand the pressure and break as a result. Jaw fracture takes some time to heal and can be cured, but as long as you have it, it is very difficult to open the mouth and move it.

Dental extraction is a common procedure and is most of the time harmless, but there are some complications related to the procedure which might occur depending on how hygienic the procedure was, what the state of your health is and how much you take care of yourself after the operation.

Harry Lloyd

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