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Dry Socket after Getting Tooth Removed

Dry socket is the condition which tends to happen when you get your tooth extracted. This condition is mainly related to the exposure of bone and nerve after the tooth is extracted. It happens when the natural process of clotting does not happen. As a result, the foods, fluids and even air can make the area quite sensitive. In the end, things can head towards infection which can be quite severe. The time after extraction surgery can be quite painful and it is the time when small infection can lead to bigger problems. Therefore, you have to make sure that you are taking every precautionary measure that is required to avoid development of dry socket. After getting your tooth extracted, you have to make sure that you take every antibiotic and antiseptic medicine which your dentist has suggested. Apart from that, you will have to ensure the following things to prevent dry socket.

•Make sure that you do not rinse your mouth for 24 hours after tooth extraction
•Avoid drinking from straw
•Be sure not to smoke for 72 hours after extraction
•Strictly avoid hot foods and beverages
•Do not eat crunchy foods •Do not use alcohol

•Limit physical activity for 5 – 7 days

After getting your tooth extracted, you should have just a little bit of pain. But if the pain increase and radiates towards your ears and you find no respite from the painful condition, you need to immediately call your dentist.