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Tackling a Dry Socket in South East London

01 / 10 / 2012

Your mouth is constantly under threat in south east London from different bacteria and conditions, and they never seem to end either. But you have to remember the body is complicated, as well as being delicate, but it is also resilient and clever too and after any trauma or accident, it will try to heal itself. A good example of this is how it fights to overcome the extraction of a tooth: a blood clot will form and help to fuse the gums to complete the healing. But the body is fallible too and it will only recover from this if you are willing to help out as well. But if after post extraction, you continue to smoke or are clumsy when you eat or brush your teeth, the clot will fall out and leave the bone below exposed. This is where you can suffer from a dry socket and you’ll know damn well the damage you have caused because the pain will be excruciating. In this instance, you are going to be taking a lot of painkillers for the next week, but more importantly, you need to get help from your dentist as this type of wound needs dressing carefully each day in order for it to heal. What’s also dangerous about a dry socket is that the wound will be extremely vulnerable to infection, so throughout the healing period, you will need to use a medicated mouth-wash to prevent the build up of bacteria near the wound.

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