wisdom tooth operation complications

wisdom tooth operation complications

Posted in the Wisdom Teeth Forum


Erie, PA

#1 Jul 17, 2011
I got my teeth out 4 months ago and I got 2 food impactions. So my surgeon gave me a syringe to flush out the sockets. We found out I had a path from my socket to a pocket in my cheek where blood from excess bleeding was draining to. Everytime I would flush my bottom left socket out with mouth wash, my cheek would inflate. Eventually the path healed shut, but all of the left over blood got stuck there and got infected. I had a huge golf ball sized infection jutting out of my face in a matter of days. The surgeon poked a hole in the inside of my cheek and basically vacuumed out all of the pus. The infection kept coming back and I had to keep going back to the doctors every week to get it drained. Finally a plastic surgeon drained it from the outside of my cheek and he found a piece of left over tooth inside! Apparently my surgeon left a piece of wisdom tooth in my socket and it also drained down into my cheek. Finally after 4 months it does not hurt any more, but the tissue inside of my face is scarred. So I've had a purple circle on my cheek that looks like a bruise for almost 5 months now and I have to keep going to the plastic surgeon for laser treatments and stuff :(

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