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.

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