Dry socket in Arlington, Texas, is a painful and irritating dental problem that occurs after a tooth has been extracted. After your tooth has been extracted, a blood clot forms in the socket to stop the bleeding and promote healing. If the blood clot is displaced, the bone and nerves are exposed, which is called dry socket. If this happens, you need to contact your dentist, as soon as possible.
When you come into Smiley Dental Arlington for treatment, you can expect the following treatment steps:
-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 may also prescribe a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that will help you relieve the pain and discomfort you feel. Take this medication as recommended.
-Avoid using tobacco products because it can delay the healing process.
If you would like to know more about how to treat dry socket or how to avoid it altogether, please call 682.558.8720 today and talk to a member of our team. We are more than happy to help you in any way, and we look forward to talking with you!