How do you know if you have a dry socket? You may experience dull, aching, throbbing pain that may occur in the ear. You may also experience a bad odor in the mouth.Dry sockets can occur when a blood clot doesn’t form properly, breaks down or is dislodged from the socket where a tooth was removed.
You can prevent a dry socket by properly using mouth rinse. Avoid rinsing the mouth too aggressively, drinking through a straw, consuming hot liquids and smoking. If you have any questions, please contact Precision Smiles Dental of Lake Mary at (407) 915-5421.