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It’s best to prevent dry sockets as much as possible, but sometimes that’s difficult to do. So, if you have extracted a tooth and your blood clot has been dislodged, it’s best to call 904-281-9988 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Cynthia L. Skigen as soon as possible.

A dry socket in Jacksonville, Florida, is painful and irritating, and it delays the healing process, which is why it’s best to get it treated as soon as possible. When you come into Cynthia L. Skigen D.M.D. P.A., you can expect the following treatment steps:

-Your dentist will clean the area where the tooth was pulled and will then place a medicated dressing in the socket.

-You will need to change the dressing daily so you can heal properly and demolish the pain you feel.

-To help with pain, your dentist will prescribe a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug to you, like aspirin or ibuprofen.

-Please avoid using tobacco products while your socket is trying to heal.

If you have any questions about the treatment involved in solving dry socket issues, please feel free to call our office and talk to a member of our team. We are more than happy to tell you all you want to know so you can better understand your oral health!