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Have you recently extracted your teeth? If so, our Smile Concepts Dental team strongly encourages you to avoid complications following surgery. Some complications we ask you to avoid include:

-Dry socket: Dry socket is a common complication that occurs when the blood clot in your bone socket is dislodged. This generally happens when you use a straw or when you smoke. Without the blood clot, the healing process will be delayed, and you will experience severe pain. You will also experience a foul oral odor. To treat this issue, your dentist will medicate the area.

-Paresthesia: Paresthesia is a rare complication that occurs when your oral nerves are damaged or bruised during the tooth extraction. When this happens, your tongue, lips, or chin become numb. You might not be able to feel these parts of your body for days, weeks, or even months.

These issues are painful, inconvenient, and bothersome, so please do your best to avoid them as much as possible. For tips on how to do so, or if you would like more information about tooth extraction in Norristown, Pennsylvania, please call our office today at 484-704-7675 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Maral Seroon. We are here to assist you in any way possible!