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How to Get Relief from a Painful Dry Socket

After having a tooth pulled, did you follow all of the instructions given to you by our Encino, California dentist and still ended up with a dry socket? It’s something that happens from time to time, even if you’ve done everything correctly.

A dry socket is when the blood clot in the boney socket that’s supposed to form, doesn’t; or it does, but it comes out no matter what you do to protect it.

If you have a dry socket, then you know by now how painful it feels. Luckily, there are a few things that our Encino dentist can do to give you some quick relief.

Dry Socket Pain Relief

For the most effective way to get relief from the pain of a dry socket, you should visit our dentist as soon as possible. We will flush the area with saline and then pack a special medicated dressing in the socket to protect the bone and prevent exposure to the elements, which is what causes the discomfort.

How To Relieve a Dry Socket on Your Own

If you can’t make it to the dentist’s office immediately, then you use clove oil from the grocery store. Slightly moisten a cotton ball with the oil and dab it over the extraction site. You can place a damp cotton ball in the socket but once your pain is relieved, you’ll need to be sure to remove it so that the socket can heal and fill in properly.

Tooth Extractions in Encino, CA

If you need to have a tooth pulled or are having problems from a recent extraction, come see Dr. Amir Jamsheed of Encino Dental Studio. We gladly service all residents of Encino, CA and the surrounding areas with exceptional dental care. Give us a call today; we look forward to meeting you!

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