Complications after Wisdom Tooth Surgery
There are two possible complications after wisdom tooth surgery: dry socket and paresthesia.
Dr. Teresa Lozano, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, explains paresthesia is numbness in the lower jaw. She advises following patients closely and monitoring them for recovery of the nerve.
The specialist affirms a week after having the procedure, a patient can notice numbness. It’s one of the risks of having wisdom teeth removal.