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  • 92 Epsom Road
  • Sutton
  • Surrey
  • SM3 9ES
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Sutton Dentist Explains Dry Sockets

Whenever you have a tooth extracted, it is generally expected that the wound will heal and recover naturally and usually this is the norm. However sometimes the clot can dissolve too quickly or fall out and then you are left with exposed bone to the air. This is known as a dry socket. A dry socket will generally be extremely painful due to the exposure of the tooth with the main problem being the mouth is left wildly open to bacterial infection

 The only remedy is to get yourself to your dentist as soon as you can. The dentist will then dress the wound, which will have to be changed each day. Sutton dentist explains each night you must use anti-bacterial mouth-washes and tread very gingerly around the wound when consuming  food and drink  also when cleaning your teeth until the wound starts to heal over again. During this period, it will be painful, so you will also need to stock up on painkillers to help you!

If you have any questions regarding dry sockets please contact Ninety 2 Dental today

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