The American Dental Association (ADA) states that tooth extraction may be necessary when a tooth becomes diseased, is damaged in an accident or causes excessive crowding in the patient's mouth. During the extraction process, a dentist removes the tooth from its bony socket in the upper or lower jaw, and the bone is left to heal.
While most extractions are safe and straightforward, in some cases, complications can arise, including a bone infection after a tooth extraction. Here's what to look for if you are concerned about complications developing after your tooth extraction. If you experience any severe symptoms, see your dentist as soon as possible.