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Are There Any Potential Complications When Having Wisdom Teeth Removed?

It is estimated over 5 million people have wisdom teeth removed each year. Carried out by a qualified dentist and considered safe, there still remains the chance complications can happen.

Key takeaways:

- If the blood clot does not form correctly or gets dislodged it creates a complication called dry socket, which can be painful.

- A rarer complication is an infection, for which your dentist may prescribe an antibiotic if caught at an early stage.

- Some people can have excessive bleeding after wisdom teeth removal, and should consult their dentist if concerned.

"How do you know if you have dry socket? You may have pain that ranges from moderate to severe with a bad taste in your mouth."

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