Alternatives to Surgery: Risks to my health if the above procedure is not performed include but are not limited to: Infection; Cyst or tumor formation; Periodontal (gum) disease; and Increased risk for complications if removal is required at a later time.
Possible Complications: which have been discussed with me include but are not limited to: 1. Injury to the nerves, to the lower lip, and tongue causing numbness which could be permanent; 2. Bleeding and/or bruising which may be prolonged; 3. Dry socket; 4. Involvement of the sinus above the upper teeth; 5. Infection; 6. Decision to leave a small piece of root in the jaw when its removal would require extensive surgery and increased risk of complications; 7. Injury to adjacent teeth or fillings; and 8. Unusual reaction to medications given or prescribed.