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Will goldenseal or cat's claw help with my dry sockets after wisdom teeth removal?

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Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Herbal remedy

A better herbal remedy for dry socket is oil of clove.
This is where eugenol is derived which is used routinely as a dry socket treatment.

In brief: Herbal remedy

A better herbal remedy for dry socket is oil of clove.
This is where eugenol is derived which is used routinely as a dry socket treatment.
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dr. Ragan Faler
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Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Socket Soreness

Goldenseal has anti-bacterial properties and cat's claw has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties so in theory they could help.
You must use a tincture of each in liquid form soaked on a gauze pad and then clench this between the jaws over the affected areas. Avoid swallowing if possible, since the action you seek is local, not systemic. Ideally, avoid a dry socket in the first place.

In brief: Socket Soreness

Goldenseal has anti-bacterial properties and cat's claw has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties so in theory they could help.
You must use a tincture of each in liquid form soaked on a gauze pad and then clench this between the jaws over the affected areas. Avoid swallowing if possible, since the action you seek is local, not systemic. Ideally, avoid a dry socket in the first place.
Dr. Joseph De Santi
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unlikely

No evidence will help.
Best advice is to have wisdom teeth removed by board certified oral surgeon. If dry socket develops, easily treated.

In brief: Unlikely

No evidence will help.
Best advice is to have wisdom teeth removed by board certified oral surgeon. If dry socket develops, easily treated.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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