“Dry Socket” Warning
11th / August / 2017
After the extraction of wisdom teeth a blood clot develops in the empty space to prevent infection.
If the clot is disturbed or dislodged the bone and nerves can become exposed leading to “dry socket”.
There are a few simple preventative measures that can be taken to avoid this happening including:
- Avoiding carbonated drinks
- Not touching the socket
- Not smoking
Your dentist should advise you on the best ways to prevent dry socket and may prescribe medication. As Dr. Michael Ellis states in a recent article “allowing the wound to heal undisturbed can help prevent dry socket” and you can get more details at
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