Dry Socket Questions

1What puts me at risk of developing a dry socket?
Several known risk factors include difficult impactions, prolonged extractions, tobacco use immediately before and/or after extractions, menstruating patients, females, older patients, and patients on birth control therapy. Follow the post-operative instructions given to you at your appointment to minimize possible complications.
2What do I do for a dry socket?
Please call our office to arrange an appointment. The doctor will evaluate the area and pack the socket with a special medication to relieve your discomfort. Additional follow-up appointments will be necessary to insure further uneventful healing.
3Do I have to be referred by a dentist to schedule an appointment?
Please call our office to arrange a same day appointment at no-charge. Our doctors will evaluate the area and pack the socket with a special medication to relieve your discomfort. Additional follow-up appointments will be necessary to insure further uneventful healing.

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