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A small number of people experience dry socket after having their teeth pulled. It’s painful and annoying, but you can cure it with proper care. When your tooth is pulled, a blood clot should form where the tooth once was. It protects the bone and the nerve until the flesh heals and covers the wound. Sometimes, the blood clot may dissolve and fall out. This leaves the nerves open to damage. The entire condition is curable, and you won’t miss a beat of your day-to-day life. Let’s get to know the signs of dry socket and how to battle it.

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1. Pain in the Tooth Area

The pain usually begins two or three days after your tooth is pulled. You will notice it being sporadic at first but getting stronger when eating or drinking. This is because of the exposed nerve. With no tooth to protect it, your nerve has no protection against sensation, and so will feel everything. Usually, the best treatment for this is a preventative one. Dentists typically prescribe antibiotics to prevent this from happening, as infection can cause the worst pain. Proper treatment at the dentist’s office will prevent this from ever happening. Consult with your doctor if you want to receive extra precautionary measures.

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