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Complication after tooth extraction

Complication after tooth extraction

As with any surgical procedure, complications may occur even after tooth extraction (tooth removal). Basically, difficulties in feeding are possible immediately after tooth extraction. Persistent bleeding can also cause problems after tooth extraction. However, applied sponges, dense sutures, and the use of a bite swab that puts pressure on the wound site can quench heavier bleeding and reduce risk for infection. If the wound becomes infected, it is important to cleanse it again. The dentist then places strips of cloth soaked in antibiotics into the wound. An infection...