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Avoiding Dry Sockets After Your Tooth Extraction

September 30, 2019

If you are having a tooth extraction, you know how important it is to stay comfortable during your recovery. Dry sockets are a common but painful condition that can impact how quickly your surgery site heals. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to prevent dry sockets. Keep reading to learn more.

What are Dry Sockets?

After you have a tooth extraction, you will develop blood clots along with your extraction site that helps your mouth to heal. A dry socket is when something happens to break these blood clots or prevent them from forming. Dry sockets can lead to pain, slow recovery times, and even infection.

How to Prevent Dry Sockets

Fortunately, there are things you can do during your recovery to prevent dry sockets. Try to avoid using straws, smoking cigarettes, or making a sucking motion with your mouth. This movement can disrupt blood clots and lead to dry sockets. Having a good oral care routine can also help to keep your mouth healthy during recovery. Ask your dentist for tips to help you prevent dry sockets.

Your Oral Surgeon Can Help

If you develop dry sockets, contact your oral surgeon. They will be able to evaluate the problem and offer a treatment that is tailored to your specific needs. If you need to schedule a tooth extraction or if you are developing complications from an extraction, call Village Park Family Dental at 281-376-4444.

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