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If you’re due for a tooth extraction, it’s probably the last treatment option available to restore your oral health. This treatment can be quite beneficial for you and your smile. However, after treatment, there is the potential of experiencing complications. These problems include:

-Dry socket: Dry socket occurs when a blood clot fails to form in the gum socket after the tooth is pulled or if the blood clot breaks off too soon.

-Numb lips and chin: Having numb lips and chin can be a sign that a nerve was traumatized in the area that was being worked on. This can happen when removing a lower wisdom tooth. If this happens, it’s best to call our office and explain the situation. We will give you tips on the next best step.

-Infection: Infection is always a concern after pulling teeth, but it doesn’t usually occur for people who have healthy immune systems. If you notice oozing in the area, it’s best to contact our office and schedule an appointment.

It’s important to follow Dr. Pedro Franco, Dr. Howard Price, or Dr. Drew Havard’s instructions on how to properly recover so you can have the best health possible. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about potential problems after tooth extraction, please contact us at 972-594-7414 today. Our professional team of experts will be happy to help you!