If you’re about to extract your wisdom teeth, but you’d like to prepare for the complications that could occur, then our Donna Peterson DDS team is more than happy to help you! Dr. Peterson and our team recommend taking the healing process seriously and we encourage you to avoid complications as much as possible. Some complications associated with wisdom tooth removal in Stockton, CA, include:

-Dry socket: Dry socket is the absence of a blood clot in an extracted tooth socket. It can also occur when the blood clot dislodges from the socket. A bad stench normally accompanies severe pain during dry socket. Medicating the socket performed by the dentist is the best way to treat the complication.

-Paresthesia: Paresthesia is a numbing sensation that can occur during the removal of wisdom teeth. Your wisdom teeth are located near your oral nerves which can cause the numbing sensation. If the numbing occurs, it could numb the tongue, lips, and chin, and it could last for days or even months.

For more information on how to avoid these complications or on how to treat them, please call our office at 209-473-2521 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to giving you the tips you need to have the best and most successful recovery period and oral health possible!