Complications of extractions

Complications of extractions
The complications that may arise when an extraction is performed can occur during the extraction itself or thereafter. The most common complications that occur during tooth extractions include fracture of the tooth itself or of its neighbors, facture of the alveolar bone, and lesions to the surrounding tissues, whether soft tissues or nerve lesions. With regard to the postoperative complications, alveolitis is common and is due to the loss of the initial coagulum and exposure of the bone tissue with subsequent bacterial colonization. The usual symptom is intense localized pain. Treatment is performed with eugenol dressings to achieve healing by secondary intention (13)(14).

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