When should I call the dentist after a hemisection?

After you’ve had hemisection dental surgery, it’s normal to experience some pain, swelling and bleeding for a day or two following the procedure. But if any of the following occur, you will need to contact the dentist:

  • Pain unrelieved by prescribed pain medication or lasting longer than a few days
  • Bleeding, more than mild
  • Excessive facial swelling
The dentist will give you instructions for what to do. While most often there are no serious complications with hemisection surgery, the dentist needs to know about any unusual symptoms.

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