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East VIC 3350 Australia


Certain people develop a painful condition called dry socket following tooth extraction. After a tooth is extracted, a blood clot forms over the top of the extraction site to protect it during healing.Sometimes, the blood clot is accidentally dislodged before the socket heals. Food and debris can then get into the socket causing irritation, which can lead to pain or sensitivity. . Tobacco users and women taking oral contraceptives are at a higher risk of getting dry socket.In the days that follow your tooth extraction, pain should gradually subside. Rarely, patients report that pain increases to a throbbing unbearable pain that shoots up towards the ear.If you think you may be suffering from dry socket, please contact the practice immediately.

How Will I Know I Have a Dry Socket?

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Patients with dry socket will experience a wide range of symptoms including:

  • Severe, throbbing pain around the socket
  • Radiating pain that may affect the head, ear, or neck as well as the mouth
  • Bad breath, foul taste in the mouth that is strong and does not respond to oral hygiene
  • Visible bone tissue inside the socket
  • Gray discoloration around the outside of the socket

If you have any questions regarding dry socket, please give us a call here at Bakery Hill Dental Specialists.We have our well-trained staff on-hand to answer any and all of your dental query.
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