Thursday, January 9, 2020

Dry Socket Remedies

If you have ever suffered from a dry socket you know how painful they can be. Luckily, there are a few home remedies to help alleviate the pain until you are able to see your dentist.

  • Clove Oil: Apply 1-2 drops of clove oil onto a gauze pad and place it on the site of the extraction. Clove oil contains antimicrobial and antiseptic properties along with eugenol to help relive pain.
  • Salt Water Rinse: Rinsing with warm salt water helps reduce swelling and helps prevent bacteria from forming.
  • Honey: Soak a sterile piece of gauze in honey and dab it gently onto the extraction site. Honey contains antibacterial properties that may help protect against infections.
  • Turmeric: A mixture of turmeric and mustard oil has been proven to reduce pain and discomfort.
  • Green or Black Tea: Soak a tea bag in hot water, remove and let it cool. Once the tea bag is cool place over the extraction site. Tea's contain antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Aloe Vera: Apply a small amount of aloe to the extraction site. Aloe contains antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, it also contains collagen which promotes faster wound healing.
Remember these are just a few remedies to help manage the pain until you can see your dentist. It's important to have your dentist take care of the dry socket because they will remove any debris that are in the extraction area. They also have medication that they will "stuff" into the hole to help promote faster healing. You may be asked to come back for check ups until the socket begins to heal. 

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