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Will food getting stuck into teeth removal site cause dry socket?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Dry socket results…
…from loss of the blood clot that forms after the tooth is extracted.
That leaves the site exposed to bacteria, food, etc. If you think you have dry socket, see dentist/oral surgeon again to have extraction site packed to prevent infection. If infxn has already begun, expect to be on antibiotics & have further rechecks. Avoid vigorous rinsing of extraction site.

In brief: Dry socket results…
…from loss of the blood clot that forms after the tooth is extracted.
That leaves the site exposed to bacteria, food, etc. If you think you have dry socket, see dentist/oral surgeon again to have extraction site packed to prevent infection. If infxn has already begun, expect to be on antibiotics & have further rechecks. Avoid vigorous rinsing of extraction site.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Dry socket
Not likely. Dry socket is inflammation of jaw bone surrounding the extracted tooth due to bone being exposed & not healing.

In brief: Dry socket
Not likely. Dry socket is inflammation of jaw bone surrounding the extracted tooth due to bone being exposed & not healing.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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