Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Swelling after Dental Surgery Symptoms

Symptoms of a post dental surgery complications vary with the type of complication.

Common types of post dental surgery complications include:

  • Hematoma:
    • Collection of blood beneath the skin near the wound
  • Infection
  • Wound dehiscence:
    • Abnormal opening or separation of a surgical wound

Symptoms of post dental surgery wound dehiscence include:
  • Failure of the stitches
  • Separation of the wound edges
  • Worsening bleeding from the surgery site
  • Fluid draining from the surgical wound
  • Tissue protruding from the surgical wound

Symptoms of a post dental surgery wound hematoma include:

Symptoms of a post dental surgery wound infection include:

Swelling after Dental Surgery Dehiscence

Symptoms of post dental surgery wound dehiscence include:

  • Failure of the stitches
  • Separation of the wound edges
  • Worsening bleeding from the surgery site
  • Fluid draining from the surgical wound
  • Tissue protruding from the surgical wound

Swelling after Dental Surgery Hematoma

Symptoms of a post dental surgery hematoma include:

Swelling after Dental Surgery Infection

Symptoms of a post dental surgery infection include:

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Last Updated: May 12, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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