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How to Avoid Dry Socket in Your Mouth

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How to Avoid Dry Socket in Your Mouth

Dry sockets may appear when the accumulated blood clot that protects your nerves and bones becomes dislodged. When this happens, it exposes your nerves and bones to food, air, etc. Once the bacteria, saliva, food get stuck in the blood clot area, it will cause severe pain and discomfort. It may result in days after the removal of your wisdom teeth in Aventura.

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Dry Sockets and How it Can Be Avoided

What are the Symptoms of Dry Socket?

The dry socket has many symptoms. The most common is an unpleasant taste in the mouth, bad breath, dry-looking opening, and, of course, pain and discomfort. These are the symptoms you need to watch out to determine whether you have a dry socket. 

What are the Causes?

After the extraction of your wisdom teeth in Aventura, you need to be careful not to dislodge the blood clot in the removal. To avoid dry sockets, the first thing you need to remember is to stop smoking and avoid drinking straws. These acts create a suction that can dislodge the blood clot and cause a dry socket in the affected area. 

Apart from drinking straws and putting an end to smoking, you also need to avoid hard foods. This type of food can reach the tooth extraction site and harm or dislodge the blood clot. Another cause of dry socket is poor dental hygiene. 

Even though the blood clot in the affected area was not removed, a dry socket may still occur due to decay and cavities. Since a blood clot only protects your nerves and bone, bacteria and other foreign objects can penetrate it, causing inflammation or infection.

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How to Treat Dry Socket After Removal of Wisdom Teeth in Aventura

Dry sockets may be treated by anti-inflammatory medicine or antibiotics. However, aside from medications, you can visit Oral Facial Reconstruction and Implant Center to remove the debris from the affected area. Book an appointment today!