Wisdom teeth extraction is considered a safe dental procedure, which many people will require. However as with any procedure, complications can occur for which you should consult with your dentist.

Key takeaways:

– One of the more common complications is dry socket, when the resulting blood clot is dislodged or does not form properly.

– Infection in the extraction area is rarer, and symptoms include persistent swelling, pain and a bad taste in the mouth.

– Although some bleeding is to be expected, you should see your dentist if you are experiencing excessive bleeding.

“There is a chance you may develop an infection in one of the areas where your wisdom teeth were removed. Less than 5% of cases experience infection following the procedure, making this a rarer complication of wisdom tooth removal.”

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