Tooth extraction may be necessary for numerous reasons. With proper care, healing from a tooth extraction can go very smoothly. However, if appropriate treatment is foregone, a temporary condition called “dry socket” can develop.
Dry socket, also known as alveolar osteitis, can occur if a blood clot does not form, gets dislodged, or gets dissolved by our bodies clot busting pathway. If this happens, the underlying bone can be exposed causing pain.
The best way to avoid dry socket from developing after a tooth extraction is with proper oral care. At Tahoe Oral Surgery and Implant Center, we review and provide extraction patients with a complete list of post-operative care instructions.
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