Dry socket in Danville, California, is a painful condition that sometimes occurs after you’ve had a tooth extracted. If you use a straw, have poor oral hygiene, or smoke, the blood clot that forms over the socket of your missing tooth can be displaced, resulting in a dry socket. Even though a dry socket needs to be prevented, there are times when it occurs and there’s not much you can do.
So, if you’ve suffered from a dry socket, you can expect the following treatment steps when you come into El Cerro Dental and meet with Dr. Gary Cappelletti:
-Your dentist will clean the extraction site and place medication into the socket to promote healing.
-You will then need to change the medication daily until the pain is gone and until the bone socket begins to heal.
-Your dentist will also prescribe a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, to help relieve the pain and discomfort you feel.
-Please avoid using tobacco products because it can delay the healing process.
For more information on how to treat a dry socket, please feel free to call 925-837-8564 at your earliest convenience and schedule an appointment with your dentist. The sooner you call our office, the sooner you will have the top-notch oral health you deserve!