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Oral Swelling after Dental Surgery Overview

Another name for Oral Swelling after Dental Surgery is Post Dental Surgery Complications.

What are post dental surgery complications?
A person with a post dental surgery complication has bleeding, ongoing pain or an infection after dental surgery. Dental surgeries include tooth extraction, fillings, periodontal surgery and tooth implants.

What are the symptoms of post dental surgery complications?
Symptoms of post dental surgery complications include dental pain, mouth or tongue pain, fever, mouth or tongue swelling, facial pain, facial swelling, neck swelling, mouth bruising, and bleeding from the surgical site.

How does the doctor treat post dental surgery complications?
Treatment for post dental surgery complications may include saltwater rinses, antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain, and narcotic pain medications.

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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