Surgical complications in dentistry

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Surgical complications during or after dentoalveolar surgery are prevalent. These unforeseen events can occur after and due to the surgical dental procedure. The surgical complications can be effectively managed using several preventive and treatment approaches following a thorough evaluation.

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Goupil, M.T., Niekrash, C. Surgical complications in dentistry. Clin Dent Rev 4, 3 (2020) doi:10.1007/s41894-019-0065-5

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  • Wound infection
  • Dry socket
  • Postoperative complications
  • Foreign body aspiration