· Infection of the tissues around the area where your wisdom tooth was removed.
· Accidental damage to teeth nearby.
· Dry socket. This is when the blood clot comes off your wound exposing the bone and nerves underneath. It can be painful and cause bad breath too. See FAQs for more information.
· Damage to nerves. This can cause pain, tingling, pins and needles and numbness. This can affect your lips, tongue, gums and teeth. It’s usually temporary, but there is a small chance it could be permanent.
· A broken jaw, though this is extremely rare.
Most people don't have any problems after having their wisdom teeth removed. But you should get medical advice if you have symptoms of any of the complications listed above.
The exact risks are specific to you and will differ for every person, so we haven’t included statistics here. Ask your dentist or oral surgeon to explain how these risks apply to you.