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What Is Dry socket

Posted on 10/24/2022 by Robert Leale
What Is Dry socketA dry socket is a painful dental condition that may develop after an adult permanent tooth is removed. A dry socket occurs as a result of a clot forming in the blood that should have formed after a tooth has been extracted either does not develop, moves out of the way, or dissolves before the wound has healed. In most cases, the extraction site will clot with blood.

A blood clot in the empty tooth socket protects muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones from further damage. Depending on the situation, the clot may serve as a sturdy base for the growth of new bone and soft tissue above the tumor. Exposure of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones causes excruciating agony. Furthermore, the nerves that run down the side of your face, as well as the socket, are all vulnerable.

Inflammation of the socket and the accumulation of debris, such as food remnants, may be quite painful. Dry socket pain often sets in between the first and third days after a tooth has been extracted. Dry sockets are the most common complication after tooth extraction, particularly when wisdom teeth are involved (wisdom teeth). Pain relievers will not help with a dry socket's discomfort. Your dentist or oral surgeon may provide pain relief therapies.

When Should You See A Dentist After Tooth Extraction?

Pain and discomfort are common after tooth extraction. Normal discomfort should be manageable with pain medication prescribed by your dentist or oral surgeon, and it should lessen with time. If you have new or growing pain following tooth removal, contact your oral surgeon or dentist.

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