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Latest Posts:

When to Replace an Old Filling
Posted on 11/27/2017 by Kooning Family Dentistry
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When Chewing Hurts, We Need To Know About It
Posted on 11/17/2017 by Kooning Family Dentistry
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Treating Dry Socket
Posted on 10/27/2017 by Kooning Family Dentistry
Getting dry socket following an extraction is not something anyone wants to go through. It is a painful condition that can take a while to overcome. The best way to keep your mouth from going through this is to avoid getting dry socket if you possibly can. However, for those that get it despite their best efforts to avoid it, there are some things that can be done to treat the issue. Here is how we would help treat a dry socket. Dry Socket Treatment ProtocolTypically, when dry socket first shows up, it is by way of pain. The pain gets more intense as time goes on. If you catch dry socket early, over the counter pain relievers like ibuprofen are enough to keep the discomfort away. However, the longer it goes on, the more intense the pain gets. In this case, we may need to put some anesthesia into the socket itself, or prescribe a painkiller to help. We then typically clean out the socket that was left after the extraction, and we fill it with a medicated paste to help improve the healing of the socket. Then, we bandage up the socket. You will have to come back a few times, in most cases, for us to repeat the treatment. That way, we can be sure the socket is healing properly. Dry sockets are no fun, but usually they can be avoided. If you do not smoke or use a straw following an extraction, do keep up with your oral hygiene routine, and make sure to eat the right foods, dry sockets can be avoidable. If you were not so lucky as to avoid one, call us at the first sign of a problem. The sooner we begin treatment, the less distress you will go through during the treatment process....
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All Posts:

When to Replace an Old Filling
11/27/2017
When Chewing Hurts, We Need To Know About It
11/17/2017
Treating Dry Socket
10/27/2017
Top Three Causes of Dental Cracks
10/17/2017
Managing Pain of an Erupting Tooth When You Get Older
9/30/2017
Managing Pain Following a Filling
9/20/2017
Can Wearing a Mouth Guard Reduce Mouth Pain?
8/25/2017
Daily Ways of Whitening Your Teeth
8/17/2017
What You Can Do to Protect Dental Crowns
7/30/2017
What Summer Heat Means for Your Teeth
7/23/2017
Why Your Dentist May Use a Laser for Your Gums
6/30/2017
Why You Want to Avoid Orange Lipstick if You Want a Whiter Smile
6/20/2017
What Fiber Offers Your Mouth When You Eat It
5/30/2017
What Causes Dental Cracks?
5/20/2017
How Can You Get Caffeine without Dealing with Tooth Stains?
4/30/2017
How Does Sensitive Formula Toothpaste Help Your Teeth Not Hurt?
4/20/2017

Christopher D. Kooning DMD, PC
(503) 673-9097


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