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What Are The Dangers Of A Dry Socket?

Posted on 2/20/2020 by Office
What Are The Dangers Of A Dry Socket?After tooth extraction, you could experience a throbbing pain a few days after the procedure. This is known as a dry socket and it is a very painful condition.

The pain comes with a bad mouth odor and a foul taste in the mouth. It arises when there is a loss of blood clot in the tooth socket after a tooth is extracted.

Dangers Of A Dry Socket

You will most likely experience a throbbing pain about two days after undergoing tooth extraction. It is as a result of the inflammation of the jaw bone after losing the blood clot that helps in healing post-extraction. A dry socket could lead to the following risks.

A dry socket could make the affected tooth take longer to heal than expected. This is because dry socket results in you losing the blood clot that could have sped up the healing. There can be permanent or partial loss of the blood clot. In the event of permanent loss, it is advisable to visit our clinic for corrective treatment.
It could also lead to the socket getting infected.

This is because a dry socket leaves the wound exposed to harmful substances within the mouth. In very rare cases, a dry socket could result in your suffering from osteomyelitis. Osteomyelitis is a serious chronic bone infection caused by exposing the bones of the tooth to germs. The infection can spread to other bones through the bloodstream.

If you experience a dry socket, it is advisable to take pain relievers to keep the pain in check until you get to our clinic for further diagnosis. You should never attempt to use home remedies. To prevent a dry socket, you should follow the instructions you are given after the extraction is done. Talk to us today so that we can help you with your dry socket.
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