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Bruising Under the Eye After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Posted on 2/15/2024 by Giri Palani
Having a black eye after wisdom teeth extraction is a rare occurrence, but it can happen. Here are five things you should know about bruising under the eye after wisdom tooth extraction.

[[[H2:What Causes Bruising Under the Eye after Wisdom Teeth Extraction?]]
Wisdom teeth extraction, a common dental procedure, involves the removal of one or more of your third molars. These teeth are often removed as they are not necessary for complete dental function.

You may notice some bruising under the eye after having these wisdom teeth extracted - a condition also referred to as a black eye. This bruising occurs a few days after the surgery because blood and fluids from the operation often spread beneath the facial tissue.

These facial tissues, being loose under the eyes, are prone to such effects. In some cases, you might also notice swelling around the eyes. Your dentist will guide you on how to manage any bruising under the eyes after the extraction of your wisdom teeth.

[[[H2:Will My Black Eye Heal on Its Own?]]
More often than not, a black eye or bruising under the eye after wisdom teeth extraction will heal on its own. However, if healing does not occur a few weeks after the appearance of the bruise, it could indicate an injured eye.

[[[H2:Home Remedies for Bruising Under the Eye After Wisdom Teeth Extraction]]
It is normal to notice changes under your eyes following a surgical procedure to remove your wisdom teeth. This is typically due to the spread of blood to the local soft tissues, which is usually not a cause for concern. Still, you can speed up the removal of that discoloration by applying moist heat to the area around the eyes.

[[[H2:Key Takeaways]]
Bruising under the eye after wisdom teeth extraction is a normal occurrence that indicates the spread of blood to soft or loose tissues. The bruising occurs under the eyes because that is where you will find these loose, soft tissues. Consult with our dentist if the bruising persists or if you have any concerns.

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