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Signs of an Oral Surgery Infection


Posted on 3/1/2024 by Weo Admin
a close up of a mouth with inflamed gumsDespite the relative safety of oral surgery, infection complications may occur. Diagnosing the symptoms of an infection following oral surgery is crucial for rapid treatment and attention.

Continuous Pain or Discomfort


It is expected to experience some pain or discomfort after dental procedures. On the other hand, if the pain becomes more severe or is hanging around longer than expected, it may be an infection.

Swelling


Although swelling is a normal part of the healing process after surgery, it might signify infection if it develops too quickly or later throughout the following few days. Persistent swelling that worsens over time should be closely monitored.

Redness


Irritation and redness around the surgery site might indicate an underlying infection. Be aware of the color of the tissues surrounding the site and notify the dentist if there is an unusual change in the color.

Pus


An obvious indication of infection is an abundance of pus or any other unusual discharge close to the surgical site. Get in touch with your oral surgeon right away if you detect any discharge that smells bad.

Fever


An infection causes a fever, which is a systemic reaction. It is critical to get medical help if you experience a fever following oral surgery, especially if other symptoms of infection accompany it.

Delayed Recovery


While some soreness is common, it may indicate an underlying problem if healing is slowed down or impeded. See your oral surgeon if you observe that the surgical area has not recovered as it should or if there are indications of a relapse in the recovery process.

Enhanced Sensitivity


An infection may be indicated if you feel more sensitive to pressure, temperature, or contact in the surgery area. Sensitivity that gets worse instead of better has to be handled right away.

Please do not hesitate to contact our oral surgeon for advice and the necessary care if you observe any of the abovementioned signs. Following surgery, prompt treatment of any possible infections is essential to your dental health and a full recovery.


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