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How to Avoid a Condition Known as Dry Socket

“Dry socket” is a condition that will sometimes present itself after a dentist removes one or more wisdom teeth. It can occur if the blood clot found within the empty space is prematurely disturbed before the proper amount of healing takes place. What are some habits to avoid immediately after a procedure?

– Smoking should not take place, as it can cause irritation.

– Carbonated beverages could potentially loosen the clot.

– Using straws may disturb or dislodge the blood clot.

“When a tooth is removed, a blood clot forms and fills the empty space for a few days.”

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