POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS

ON CALL SURGEON

At all times, a clinic surgeon is available to answer questions and treat our patients emergencies.

If any questions remain after visiting this site, it is best to contact the surgeon on call as early as possible during the day. This allows to prescribe medication, if necessary, before the pharmacies close. In addition, as the surgeon on call is the only one to see all the emergencies of the clinic and the regional hospitals, you will get a better service by calling early in the morning, since it will be easier to include you in surgeon schedule.

That said, emergencies putting your safety at risk will be seen first and foremost at any time of day or night :

  • Pulsating haemorrhages (in jets).
  • Infections resulting in blockage of the airways (difficulty swallowing or breathing).
To reach the surgeon on call, dial 819 378-4353.

INFECTION

An infection usually manifests with infection is recurrence of edema (swelling), usually 5 to 7 days after the procedure.

Signs and symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Painful swelling that reappears
  • Pain not relieved by medication
  • Flow of pus

If you have these symptoms, it is important to contact us. If an infection is confirmed, it is likely that an antibiotic will be prescribed. If this is the case, it is important to follow the dosage indicated on the bottle. The entire course of antibiotic must be taken, even if the swelling and pain are reduced.

ALVEOLITIS

This is the most common complication after tooth extraction. It is caused by the premature loss of the blood clot, leaving the tooth socket empty. Usually, it occurs at lower tooth extraction sites, around 72 hours after the procedure.

Signs and symptoms:

Significant pain, not relieved by pain medication

And also, sometimes:

  • Pain that radiates to the ear
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Limitation of mouth opening

It is important to contact us if you experience such symptoms as an effective treatment can be provided.

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