Pain, swelling, and surgical site infection

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Pain and swelling are common side effects of endodontic surgery, and their intensity depends on the degree of the surgical damage to the tissue. The pain and swelling are associated with inflammatory responses that are part of the typical wound healing process. Infection of the surgical site may complicate the postoperative sequel, aggravate the symptoms, and may require further pharmacologic and surgical interventions. Several possible factors may affect the risk and intensity of postsurgical side effects, including patient-related factors and the surgical technique, and this chapter will review methods to prevent and manage postoperative side effects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplications in Endodontic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationPrevention, Identification and Management
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783642542183
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Dentistry


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