Bruising is relatively common after oral surgical interventions such as tooth extraction, surgical tooth extraction, root end surgery (apicoectomy), surgical wisdom tooth extraction, or any other type of intervention. Bruising can occur for numerous reasons, including injury to a blood vessel during the intervention, natural weakness and increased permeability of blood vessels, various blood or vessel diseases, and more. Bruises can appear as dots, stripes, spots, or as a typical bruise. Initially, they are a dark purple color, then turn bluish, greenish, yellow, and finally, the skin above the previous bruise returns to its normal color. In most cases, in otherwise healthy patients, bruises are not a major cause for concern, although they can provide a good environment for infection to develop. In case of bruising, antibiotics are usually prescribed.

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