If your child has had wisdom teeth surgery, or recently had a tooth removed, the area may not be healing properly, causing your child to experience dry socket and severe pain.
Keep reading to learn about dry socket pain treatment, or call the experts at Kool Smiles to make an appointment for you child today.
Normally, when a dentist removes your child’s tooth, blood fills the hole where the tooth was and clots to protect the bones and nerves underneath.
Sometimes, that blood clot gets lost or dissolves before the wound can heal, which causes extreme pain in both the hole and the nerves along the side of the face.
The Mayo Clinic lists these eight symptoms as possible signs your child is suffering from dry socket:
Preventing dry sockets is a simple task, as long as you properly care for the tooth extraction site. Here are some prevention techniques to keep your child’s extraction site clean during recovery:
Instead of brushing right away, rinse your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash to get rid of bacteria.
While you should also see a dentist immediately if your child is experiencing pain, here are a few other ways to help relieve your child’s pain:
It’s normal to experience low levels of pain or discomfort after a tooth is removed. However, if your child’s pain increases in the first few days, it’s time to contact your child’s dentist or oral surgeon.
Even though the exact causes of dry socket are unknown, it’s a very treatable condition.
If your child has increasingly severe pain and other symptoms of dry socket, call your local Kool Smiles office for treatment. If you need immediate attention, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Medicine Net: http://www.medicinenet.com/dry_socket_overview/article.htm
Mayo Clinic – Dry Socket Definition: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-socket/basics/definition/con-20025990
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