Do you have dry socket? If so, you’re likely experiencing a lot of pain. After a tooth is extracted, a blood clot forms in the socket. If that clot is displaced, the result can be dry socket. This can leaves the underlying bone and nerve exposed and vulnerable to infection. If you have dry socket, it’s best to notify your dentist, Dr. James Kinsel, and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Fortunately, there are treatments available that can help with dry socket. Those treatments include:
-cleaning the extraction site and will placing medication in the socket. This will help kill bacteria and promote healing.
-prescribing a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that can help with pain and swelling. This drug could be aspirin or ibuprofen.
When you go home, it’s important to take very good care of the extraction site (by changing the dressing daily) as well as to avoid using tobacco products, and straws.
Do you have questions about dry socket in Clearlake, California? If so, our dental team is happy to give you the answers you’re looking for. All you need to do is contact Clear Lake Dental at 707-994-9414. We look forward to your phone call!