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How to deal with Dry Sockets in South East London

06 / 06 / 2013

When you have a tooth pulled in south east London, you probably take it for granted that nature will take its course, and that your mouth will heal itself naturally after the event and in most cases, it will. But it does hinge very delicately on a tiny blood clot forming in the hole after the extraction; this serves to bond the gums together and afterwards, it will just dissolve. If this goes wrong though and for some reason, the blood clot is disturbed and falls out before the healing is complete, then you are left with a gaping wound, exposing the bone below to the air. As you can imagine, this will not only be terribly painful, but the chances of the area becoming infected are very high; this is what is known as a dry socket. If it happens to you, you’ll need to seek immediate attention from your dentist as the wound will need to be dressed. This will involve treating the hole with special pastes and gauze in order to continue the process left behind by the blood clot- and it will have to be done daily until the hole starts to heal. This may take up to a week, but unless you have it done, you could be putting your oral health in terrible jeopardy.

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