Problems are rare, but all procedures have some risk. The doctor will go over some problems that could happen, such as:
- Damage to teeth, lips, or tongue
- A collapsed or injured lung
- Damage to the trachea or voicebox resulting in pain, hoarseness, or problems breathing
Things that may raise the risk of problems are:
- Chronic diseases, such as diabetes or obesity
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