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International journal of interdisciplinary dentistry

versión impresa ISSN 2452-5596versión On-line ISSN 2452-5588


POBLETE, Francisca et al. Incidence of post-surgical complications in oral surgery. Int. j interdiscip. dent. [online]. 2020, vol.13, n.1, pp.13-16. ISSN 2452-5596.


The main objective of this investigation was to determine the incidence of postoperative complications in oral surgery.

Materials and methods:

An observational and descriptive study was developed with the use of the prospective registry of the patients admitted for oral surgery in the San Borja Arriarán Hospital Complex for a twelve-month period of observation (April 2017 to March 2018).


The sample consisted of 532 patients undergoing surgical procedures of oral surgery and 29 cases of postoperative complications. The incidence of complications reached 5,5% and it was observed predominantly in interventions of tooth extraction. The most commonly observed complication was dry socket, reaching 2,5% of third molar surgeries and 3,7% of extractions of other teeth. Postoperative hemorrhages were observed in 1,1% of third molar surgeries. Other postoperative complications were facial spaces abscesses, paresthesia of the inferior alveolar nerve, bruising, ecchymosis and periostitis.


The results were similar to those reported in the literature both in their frequency and in the type of complication.

Palabras clave : Oral surgery; Incidence; Postoperative complications; Dry socket; Third molar.

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