If your cheek is swollen after tooth extraction (Fig. 1), in most cases this is an unfavorable symptom of inflammation. Below we will examine cases when the appearance of edema is regular and not dangerous, and also when it is necessary to urgently run to the dentist. In some cases, the edema is not a threat - The edema that appeared is not very pronounced and does not tend to increase - the edema may be a natural consequence of a complex traumatic removal, or, perhaps, the tooth was removed due to inflammation.
Alveolitis is a classic complication that occurs after tooth extraction, and is the development of inflammation of the hole of the extracted tooth. Often, alveolitis is also called the term "dry well" (this is due to the fact that the alveolar bone is exposed in the depth of the hole, due to the loss of a blood clot).
There are situations when blood is removed after a tooth is removed - most often when the patient has high blood pressure (against the background of hypertension, or severe stress), and also if a large vessel was damaged during the surgical procedure. Most often, bleeding develops even in the chair at the dentist (immediately after the extraction of the tooth), but sometimes the bleeding can be delayed, t.
Many patients complain that their gums ache in the first days after a tooth is removed. Pain is a normal reaction of the body to injury, and therefore not strong, not prolonged pain is normal. However, pain arises not only as a result of trauma to the bone and gum, but also because gum inflammation could develop after tooth extraction.