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Dry Socket Prevention Torrance, CA

Dry Socket Prevention

Dry Socket Pain

If you’re planning an upcoming wisdom tooth removal for yourself or your teen, one of the most common things to prepare for is the recovery. To ensure you’re back on your feet as quickly as possible, there are special steps you’ll want to take as your mouth begins to heal. Without them, you increase the chances of developing a dry socket.

What is a Dry Socket?

A dry socket is a painful complication that can sometimes develop after a tooth is extracted. It most frequently occurs in wisdom tooth removal, especially when the extraction site isn’t cared for properly. When a dry socket develops, it significantly slows the healing process and results in severe discomfort.

Dry sockets occur when the blood clot inside of the extraction site becomes dislodged or doesn’t form correctly.

Preventing a Dry Socket After Wisdom Tooth Removal

  • Do not smoke, vape, or use nicotine products for at least two weeks
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and carbonated beverages
  • Do not drink through a straw (as it can create suction and dislodge the clot)
  • Rinse gently with warm salt water
  • Do not swish vigorously or brush near the extraction site
  • Only eat soft foods for the first few days
  • Take all medication as prescribed
  • Avoid vigorous exercise or physical activity for the first several days
  • Keep your head elevated for the first 48 hours

Carefully follow your home-care instructions, as the way you tend to your extraction site will have the biggest influence on dry socket prevention.

PRF Treatment

Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center offers platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) therapy to jump-start your body’s natural healing process and shorten recovery time. Contact our office to learn more!

Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: (310) 373-0667


Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM
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What Our Patients Say About Us

Even our patients who have been told in the past that they are not good candidates for dental implants have found options at our clinic.

  • Mindy W.

    This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

  • Raj G.

    Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.

  • Chahab S.

    Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

  • Paul M.

    A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.