Millions of people undergo wisdom teeth removal surgery every year. Because no dental procedure is 100% without risks, you should do your best to minimise the possible complications.

Key takeaways:

– The main complications to avoid are dry socket, infection, and nerve damage.

– Smokers have a higher risk of developing complications like dry socket, so quit or avoid smoking after surgery.

– Always follow the instructions of your surgeon or dentist for a smooth healing process.

If you think something is wrong after surgery, discuss your concerns promptly with your dentist.

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Dr. Rizwan Khawaja BDS (University of Manchester)

Dr Rizwan Khawaja, also known as Riz by his patients, graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010. Since qualifying he has worked across Cheshire in practices, specialist centres and treatment centres.

As a certified dentist in Inman Aligner treatments, Riz has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. He is also working towards specializing in restorative dentistry in the near future.

In his spare time, he can be found on the golf course or at Old Trafford, supporting his beloved football club, Manchester United.

He also loves travel and considers himself as a bit of a foodie!