Tooth extraction in the past ages was considered to be the job of a layman which anyone could do, For example the stories which depict that a loose tooth can be extracted by tying a thread to the tooth and tying it to the door knob and slamming it shut will extract the tooth painlessly.
These are all stories told by granies to make children sleep and to remove fear from their minds about tooth extraction.
And because of the horrifying experiences of people during tooth extractions done without Anaesthetic agents, it is still sitting hard in people’s minds that Tooth extraction is the most dreaded procedure and leading to Extraction Phobia despite the modern methods of Anaesthesia coming into play.
The main causes for these complications to arise are:
- Operator Inadequacies
- Patient not following the doctor’s advice
- Predisposition by existing compromised conditions
- Lack of proper preoperative assessment (or) Diagnosis
The Various Complications Caused due to Exodontic Procedures are as follows:
- Excessive Haemorrhage
- Dry Socket
- Spread of Infections
- Creation of Oro-Antral communication
- Infection including acute Osteomyelitis of mandible
- TMJ Dislocation
- Fractures of roots of teeth
- Displacement of root into soft tissues or into the maxillary antrum
- Damage to Nerve’s or its branches
- Damage to the soft tissues like Gums, Lips, Tongue, and floor of the mouth, cheeks
- Fracture of alveolar bone
- Fracture of alveolar Tuberosity
- Fracture of Mandible
- Damage to adjacent Tooth
- Delayed Healing