Diagnosis and management of common postextraction complications.

  title={Diagnosis and management of common postextraction complications.},
  author={Joseph E Pierse and Harry Dym and Earl I Clarkson},
  journal={Dental clinics of North America},
  volume={56 1},
          75-93, viii
Extraction of impacted teeth is one of the most common surgical procedures performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. Every surgical procedure results in some degree of postoperative bleeding and inflammation, typically manifesting as pain and edema. Although the complex physiology of the human body is beyond the scope of this article, the educated clinician should have an understanding of the time line associated with these processes so as to determine whether a patient's complaint of… CONTINUE READING