Hav you suffered from bouts of excruciating pain after extracting a tooth or two? Browse through this article and verify if these symptoms sound familiar.
Almost everybody dreads a visit to the dentist. Even the prospect of impeccable teeth isn’t an incentive effective enough to lure petrified bad-toothed individuals to step into a dental clinic. Imagine the trauma endured by a victim of dental phobia who is on the way to receiving a tooth extraction! But once struck by the excruciating pain elicited by wisdom teeth (the third and final set of molars we develop in our late teens or early twenties), those fears vanish as the dentist is our only savior. You bear every ounce of pain with a fake smile and pray that you won’t have to set foot into the clinic again. However, hold your breath because the intolerable toothache might still persist; if that is the case, then you are probably suffering from a severe condition popularly known as the “dry socket”, and scientifically referred to as “alveolar osteitis”.
Dry Sockets are temporary in nature and aren’t particularly common. Dry sockets prevail when the blood in and around the tooth extraction site fails to clot. In turn, the underlying bone and nerves get exposed to air, food, fluid or any other element that might enter the mouth. This could lead to a bad infection and unbearable throbbing pain lasting for over five days. Around 2% to 5% of the people in the world tend to develop severe cases of dry sockets post tooth extractions. If you’ve recently extracted your wisdom teeth, keep a wary eye for the following symptoms.
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