What Are Symptoms of an Infection After Oral Surgery?
Posted on 5/23/2018 by Manhattan Maxillofacial Surgery Group
After having an oral surgery procedure performed in your mouth, it's especially important to watch out for any signs of infection that you may be experiencing.
The opening in your mouth that's formed by surgery puts it at an increased risk for infections to form.
That's why it's important to know what signs and symptoms to look for. Below are the most common symptoms to look for. As long as you are familiar with most of them and you actively look for them, you should have no trouble identifying an infection before it's a real danger to you.
The Major Symptoms of Oral Infection
There are several different signs of infection to look out for after oral surgery. The symptoms that most people notice first are pain and swelling long after either of those problems should be there. Most people feel fine after 7 to 10 days and if you are still suffering from pain and swelling after the 10 day mark, it's possible that infection is the cause.
As well as those very common symptoms of infection, many people also suffer from an oozy discharge or the presence of pus in the area of the surgery. A fever is also very common in those suffering from an infection.
Keep an eye out for any of these symptoms and make sure that you contact us immediately if you feel like you have an infection as a result of your surgery. As long as you follow the hygiene procedures closely, you are less likely to suffer from an infection, but there is always a chance.
If you have an oral problem or you just want a consultation, contact us today to find out what we can do for you. We have a team of highly trained oral specialists and can help resolve most common oral issues effectively.
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