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Even though the risks of wisdom tooth removal are minimal, there are still complications that can occur, which is why our Jupina Dental team encourages you to take the recovery period seriously and take proper care of your oral health. Some complications we ask you to avoid are:

Dry socket: Dry socket is a common complication that occurs when the blood clot in your bone socket is dislodged or when the blood clot fails to form in the first place. When these things happen, you will experience severe pain and you will even smell a foul oral odor. To treat this complication, your dentist will place medication in the bone socket.

Paresthesia: Paresthesia is a rare complication that occurs during the tooth removal process. Because the wisdom teeth are so close to your tooth nerves, the nerves can be damaged or bruised during the extraction. As a result, your tongue, lips, and chin will become numb for days, weeks, and even months.

These complications are painful, inconvenient, and bothersome, and your dentist, Dr. Joan M. Jupina, strongly encourages you to avoid them as much as possible so you can have a successful dental experience. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about wisdom tooth removal in Hayward, California, please call our office at 510.783.1414 and talk to a member of our team. We are happy to help you in any way we can!