Lily Allen experiences nasal problems after wisdom teeth removal
Lily Allen has said she experienced nasal problems after having all her wisdom teeth removed under general anaesthetic.
The singer went under the knife on Thursday (January 20th 2011) but found the operation did not go as smoothly as she hoped.
In news that may encourage people to seek out private emergency dentistry practitioners, Allen said on her Twitter page that she had a 16-hour nosebleed because of the oxygen tubes that were put up her nose to help her to breathe.
"Chapped lips, mouthful of blood. Not a great start to the weekend. Oh, and hamster cheeks doesn't even cover it," she commented.
Wisdom teeth removal is usually done under local anaesthesia, which should still completely block any pain from the gums. However, those who struggle with anxiety may be offered a sedative to help them relax.
A dentist will be able to explain the most appropriate form of treatment depending on individual circumstances.