What are the risks of removing wisdom teeth?

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Many of the risks involving the removal of wisdom teeth are similar to risks associated with other types of dental surgery. You may experience lasting numbness. You also risk damaging nerves or roots of nearby teeth, as well as any existing dental work you have had done, including crowns or bridges. Similarly, your gums may take longer to heal than other bodily tissues and may become more prone to infection.

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