You’ve had a tooth extracted and now begins the healing period. Unfortunately, neither you nor your dentist can rest completely at ease because numerous complications can arise even after a successful tooth extraction. Most commonly, after the anesthesia wears off, the extracted tooth site may start to ache. This moderate-intensity pain is caused by the surrounding soft tissue and disrupted fibers that connected the tooth to the bone. The pain usually subsides with usual painkillers. If the pain is exceptionally severe, typically on the second day after tooth extraction, we often refer to it as alveolitis. We will discuss this complication further below. If the pain persists and intensifies in the following days after tooth extraction, it’s always necessary to rule out the possibility of residual tooth fragments in the alveolus or fracture of the surrounding bone. Such fragments often lead to infection in the wound, and thus, the pain increases. Infection of the wound after tooth extraction is a possible and unpleasant complication. We search for and eliminate the cause of the infection, prescribe antibiotics, and continue monitoring until the symptoms subside. It’s also possible that after tooth extraction, the patient comes home, and as the anesthesia wears off, they experience profuse bleeding. Any bleeding must be stopped immediately after tooth extraction, especially for patients with blood disorders or those taking blood-thinning medication. Such patients are already prepared for tooth extraction, taking into account their health status. If you feel severe pain or any other sensation during the healing period after tooth extraction, you need to see a dentist to address any potential complications.

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