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What treatment options do I have?

The goal in treating dry socket is to alleviate the symptoms, primarily the pain and discomfort that the patient might feel. Therefore, pain medications are an integral part of its management. Over-the-counter drugs may be used; however, if these have little effect on the pain, your dentist may give you stronger medication.

If you see your dentist, his/her first priority will be to put a medicated dressing over the empty socket. The dressing will help ease the discomfort both by physically blocking the wound and by the action of the medication on local nerve endings. He/She may need to flush the socket for any food or other debris trapped there. In addition, you should ask your dentist how to perform self-care.

Complete healing may take up to two weeks.

Now you can kiss your overbite or underbite goodbye. Have an attractive smile that’s truly remarkable from an expert’s perspective. Call us in Wilbraham today at (413) 596-9657 or use our online Request an Appointment form. Our patients come to us from the Pioneer Valley (Hampden County, MA) towns of Hampden, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Springfield, Wilbraham and East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

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" How could I give anything but 10 stars when the whole experience was perfect! Dr. Margolis and his staff are polite, friendly and informative. Every appointment from the first consultation through having the braces taken off were run like a well oiled machine... And most importantly, my daughter's teeth look amazing and she is all smiles!! "
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Margolis Orthodontics

3 Crane Park Drive, Wilbraham, MA 01095
Tel: (413) 596-9657, Fax: (413) 596-9689
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