What Should You Change to Manage Dry Socket?

Q:
What should you change to manage dry socket?

A:
While medical management of dry socket will help relieve pain and promote healing, self-care at home is equally important.

A person may need to make lifestyle adjustments in treating dry socket.

These changes include:

  • Stop using chewing tobacco;
  • Quit smoking;
  • Drink plenty of clear liquids;
  • Avoid foods that will irritate the area;
  • Avoid carbonated beverages;
  • Avoid drinking through a straw;
  • Take care when brushing teeth around the affected area;
  • Rinse mouth gently with warm water several times a day or as guided by a dentist;
  • Use hot and cold packs on the jaw or cheek as guided.

Please consult your doctor for more information.

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