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Dry Socket - An Uncomfortable Complication That’s Easy to Avoid

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Hearing that you need a tooth extracted can be overwhelming. Even if you know your dentist has exhausted all other ways to save the tooth and extraction is needed to protect your oral health, it can still be an intense experience.

So, what you don’t want is to make things any more complicated by not following after-care instructions and developing a painful problem like dry socket. Since a simple tooth extraction in Durham, NC is straightforward and predictable, most complications are the result of improper at-home care after the procedure.

What is Dry Socket?

As soon as a tooth is extracted, a blood clot starts to form over the site to protect it ...

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