What causes dry socket?

These activities may increase risk for dry socket:

  • Smoking
  • Drinking carbonated beverages in first 24 hours after surgery
  • Spitting
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Sucking
  • Drinking through a straw in first 24 hours after surgery
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Women using birth control pills
  • Not following post-extraction guidelines

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