Posted on Jan 27, 2020
After teeth are pulled, there is the risk of developing a condition known as “dry socket.” This condition can be treated but is very painful. We suggest doing all you can to avoid developing dry sockets in the first place.
Dry sockets begin to form when adult teeth, most commonly the wisdom teeth, are removed and the bone and nerves in the empty socket are exposed. A clot with form over the empty socket to keep it protected, but if this clot is somehow dislodged, the area will become vulnerable to infection. This is a dry socket.
There are a few things that can put you at a higher risk of developing dry sockets after wisdom teeth removal. These can include:
A certain amount of pain is expected after having the wisdom teeth removed. However, if the pain begins to worsen, radiate towards the ears, or becomes unbearable, it’s important that you contact your dentist or the dental surgeon who removed your wisdom teeth.
Before receiving orthodontic treatment, many people will have to have had their wisdom teeth removed first. For more information about orthodontics, or to make an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation, please contact Lockett Orthodontics. Our office is located here Colorado Springs, Colorado.
We offer orthodontics services for all ages, young and old - it’s never too late to correct your teeth and obtain the beautiful and healthy smile you’ve always wanted!
Our friendly and knowledgeable orthodontist and staff are excited to get to know you and help you achieve your perfect smile!
Address: 3210 E. Woodmen Rd. #200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920