Are There Home Remedies for Dry Socket?

Q:
Are there home remedies for dry socket?

A:
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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