Will Dry Socket Heal On Its Own? Instant Pain Relief Within Seconds

Wisdom teeth pain, swelling, extraction and aftercare.


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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Will Dry Socket Heal On Its Own? Instant Pain Relief Within Seconds

Will dry socket heal on its own?. The dry socket is also known as alveolar osteitis is a most painful condition. It occurs if anyone does not follow his dentist after surgery instructions. For example, smoking, drinking alcohol, hot liquids, using straw, spitting out excessively are prohibited after a wisdom tooth extraction.

Will Dry Socket Heal On Its Own
Will Dry Socket Heal On Its Own?
A blood clot forms just after a tooth extraction. This acts as a barrier between the air, food particles and tooth socket (contain open nerve endings). So, help in the healing process after the teeth removal. Poor oral hygiene, smoking, alcohol, and others cause a blood clot to dislodge. Hence a dry socket or alveolars osteitis develops.

Will Dry Socket Heal On Its Own or Not?

The answer is Not. You may follow home remedies like salt water rinse, olive oil, clove or clove oil, as well as tee tree oil etc. But keep in mind, these all home remedies provide temporary relief. You must go back to your dentist or oral surgeon if you have a dry socket or alveolar osteitis.

Your dentist or oral surgeon may prescribe you some painkiller and antibiotic medicines. But the most recommended treatment for instant relief is the dry socket paste. It contains eugenol, guaiacol etc which has antiseptic properties and provide instant pain relief.

Read: How Long Does Wisdom Tooth Pain Last?

Advantages and Disadvantages of Dry Socket Paste

The dry socket paste mostly contains eugenol ( an ingredient found in clove) which has antiseptic and pain relief properties. As alveolar osteitis cause severe and throbbing pain jaw, neck and also in the head. A special dressing contains dry socket paste is the best and recommended solution. But this also has a negative effect. Because it delays the healing time of the wound.

Read: When Can I Eat Solid Food After Wisdom Teeth Removal?


Will dry socket heal on its own?. The answer is no. Because dry socket is caused severe pain in jaw and head. So, treating a dry socket with home remedies like clove oil, salt water etc provide temporary relief. The only way to get rid of dry socket or to avoid dry socket or alveolar osteitis is to follow your dentist wisdom teeth removal aftercare tips and instructions. If the pain after wisdom teeth removal doesn't go after 2 to 3 days. 

Then visit your dentist again and talk about the situation. Your dentist will place a special dressing which contains dry socket paste (usually contains eugenol) on the dry socket. This will provide instant relief from pain. Dry socket may last for 1 week to more than 4 weeks, depends upon the condition.

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