A dry socket can occur after a patient has a tooth removed, if the blood clot that forms in the socket gets dislodged, leaving the bone inside exposed. A dry socket can occur if there is excessive pressure created in the mouth such as with smoking, swishing, spitting, sucking through a straw, etc.
One of the most common instances of dry socket can be when wisdom teeth are removed. If you think you might be experiencing dry socket, the best thing to do is to call your dentist for further advice and care as needed.
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