What are the risks of tooth extraction?
What is a dry socket?
How will my dry socket be treated?
- Dr.Adatrow will flush out the socket to clear any foodstuffs or other residues that can cause discomfort or potential infection.
- He would then give a medicated dressing at the extraction site. This can help alleviate pain relatively quickly. The severity of your pain and other symptoms would determine when and how often you need dressing changes or whether other treatments are needed.
- He will then prescribe the right pain medication to provide you relief from your pain.
- Our dental team will provide home-care instructions that would include education on rinse the area, what mouthwash to use, and how often to rinse the area.
What are the symptoms of a dry socket?
- Severe pain, a few days following tooth removal
- Partial or complete blood clot loss at the dental extraction site
- A clear or empty socket
- Radiating pain from the socket on the same side of your face to the eye, temple, or neck
- Poor breath or a foul smell from your mouth
- Presence of a nasty taste in your mouth