Are there home remedies for dry socket?
Home remedies for a dry socket usually involves temporary management of pain until a dental professional can be seen for treatment.
Methods to provide some relief include:
- Rinsing with saltwater to remove food debris
- Applying cold compress or insulated ice pack on the affected side of face.
- Using over-the-counter pain medications for pain management,
- Placing a one to two drops of clove oil on a clean cotton swab and gently apply to the affected area.
Again, these methods are only for temporary relief of pain. Delaying a follow-up visit to the dentist or surgeon could prolong the pain as well as the recovery time.
Please consult your doctor for more information.
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