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How To Prevent A Dry Socket Torrance, CA

How To Prevent A Dry Socket

Tooth Pain Torrance CA

After you have a tooth pulled, you should follow all of the aftercare instructions that our Torrance, California dentist went over with you. Doing so will help ensure that you have a speedy recovery and decrease your chances of suffering from a dry socket.

What Is A Dry Socket?

When pulling a tooth, its roots are removed from the jawbone that held them in place. As a result, you’re left with an opening where the roots were, which is known as the socket.

Soon after having a tooth pulled, your body typically forms a blood clot in the socket that covers the area to serve as protection and insulation.

At times, the blood clot never forms properly or it becomes dislodged, which is a condition known as a dry socket. A dry socket is basically exposed bone and is both vulnerable and very sensitive to temperatures, and even the feel of air touching it can cause excruciating pain.

Preventing A Dry Socket

To prevent a dry socket, you should follow these instructions:

No Smoking – For a minimum of 24 hours after your extraction you should avoid smoking or vaping.

No spitting – Spitting causes the same suction motion in your mouth as smoking does. This physical action should be avoided because it can dislodge the blood clot.

What Not to Drink – Avoid drinking carbonated beverages, hot drinks like coffee, and alcoholic beverages.

How Not to Drink – Don’t drink through a straw because the suction can cause the blood clot to pull out of the socket.

Tooth Extractions in Torrance, CA

To learn more about dry sockets and comfortable tooth extractions, call Torrance Oral Surgery Center in California.

Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: (310) 373-0667


Monday 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday 8AM - 5PM
Thursday 8AM - 5PM
Friday 8AM - 5PM


23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505


(310) 373-0667

Office Hours:

Monday 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday 8AM - 5PM
Thursday 8AM - 5PM
Friday 8AM - 5PM

Torrance Oral Surgery Center

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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.

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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.

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