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What is dry socket and how can it be avoided?

teeth health smile dentistAfter a wisdom tooth is removed, a blood clot will temporarily form to protect the gum and nerves. If these are exposed, a condition known as ‘dry socket’ can develop, causing sensitivity, pain and infection.

– Help to keep the area clean whilst it heals. Brush and floss your teeth regularly, taking care around this area.

– Smoking, stress, carbonated drinks and straws can slow the healing process.

– If you experience sensitivity, pain, discharge or a strange taste in the mouth, speak to your dentist straight away.

Allowing the wound to heal undisturbed can help prevent dry socket.

Read the full story here: https://consumer.healthday.com/dental-and-oral-information-9/misc-dental-problem-news-174/after-wisdom-tooth-removal-watch-out-for-dry-socket-721946.html

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