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What complications might there be with oral surgery?

Dante A. Gonzales, DMD
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Typical complications from oral surgery can range from infections, swelling, bruising and prolonged bleeding to damage to the neighboring teeth, trismus (lockjaw), non-bony healing, and other conditions.
If you are having extensive oral surgery, your dentist may prescribe antibiotics to minimize the risk of infection. To help the healing process, keep your blood glucose levels under control before, during and after surgery.

Since diabetes compromises your immune system, you may be prone to developing fungal infections. Symptoms include painful sores and difficulty swallowing. If you develop a fungal infection, see your dentist.

Poorly controlled diabetics are at increased risk of infection and delayed healing. These risks are minimised by good self care and professional help.

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