A dry tooth socket (alveolar osteitis) is caused by dislodging of the blood clot in the tooth after a tooth removal (in many cases Wisdom tooth Extraction). In usual cases, blood clot forms automatically after tooth removal, on that place to protect jawbone from outer space. But in few cases, if blood clot doesn’t form, so the jaw bone directly come into contact of outer space & results delay in healing.
Dry tooth socket could influence to aching, throbbing pain in the jaw area. And bad smell coming out from tooth socket is very obvious.
Many people ask what does a dry tooth socket look like
Signs of dry socket
Dry tooth socket is stay besides bad breath and bitter taste in the mouth. You could also feel pain.
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When does dry socket occur?
The occurrence of Dry tooth socket is a very common query. If you had tooth extraction & when you look into the targeted area from where the tooth was removed, you will most probably see a dry looking opening area. You’ll see whitish bones there. In general cases, pain can start 2 days after the operation. Pain can become more severe with time.
How long dry socket last?
After seeing the signs of dry tooth socket, you’ll start to realize pain.
Dry socket pain generally live for 5 to 6 days or could be until a week.
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How to prevent dry tooth socket?
Dry tooth socket is really tremendous problem. Dry socket really hurts. Prevention is good technique to avoid future dry tooth socket pain.
To prevent dry tooth socket you have to take care of what you drink & what you eat.
Eat only semi soft foods, only if you can tolerate them.
Always avoid hard and chewy objects.
- Do not eat spicy food, Because it might stuck in your tooth socket that will cause irritation and wound in dry tooth socket.
- Do not drink Hot drinks & don’t eat hot foods.
- Always keep your mouth clean. Rinse your mouth with a drop of mouthwash & brush your teeth after eating or having something.
- Please avoid the infected area from brushing, it may cause massive pain in the tooth socket.
will dry socket heal on its own?
Yes! A Dry tooth socket will heal on its own. You should know that dry socket isn’t any kind of infection. But during self-healing, it could take time & there would be continuous pain.
Reason behind Dry socket ( main causes)
Dry socket occurs after tooth removal. Main reasons could be bacterial or mechanical or chemical or physiologic factors. Here are brief about all these reasons:
# Bacterial: bacteria and viruses are most common cause of dry socket problem. If you had any pre-infection (like periodontal disease or periodontitis), it could prevent generation of blood clot on area from where tooth is removed. Some other species of bacteria can even cause to crackup of previously generated clot.
# Chemical: Few drinks like Alcohol, carbonate drinks can react with blood clot & results in breakdown of blood clot.
# Mechanical: spitting, vigorous rinsing of a drink, draw on a cigarette can cause breakdown of blood clot.
How does Dry socket treatment?
Getting rid of dry socket pain becomes primary problem if you have it. There are various ways to dry tooth socket treatment.
–Take a painkiller – Easily ask your dentist for a painkiller. Please be careful even best medicine for toothache won’t work here. So don’t take toothache medicines in this case.
–Cleaning tooth Socket – Consult to your doctor about have a cleaning scheduled.
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