Dry Socket Treatment

Dry socket is a side effect occurring in about 2% of all tooth extractions. The problem with this condition is that it often flares up just when the pain from the removal itself has started to subside.

Signs and Symptoms of Dry Socket

This symptom occurs as a result of a dislodgement of the blood clot at the site of the extraction during the healing process. The lack of blood clot exposes nerve endings in the jaw and bones, which results in intense pain.Essentially, if the pain and discomfort of your tooth extraction can’t be controlled by medication, you should contact your dentist.dry socket treatment, causes & symptoms

What Happens During Dry Socket Treatment?

After inspecting the area, and diagnosing you with dry socket, your dentist will apply a medicated dressing to the area, which will usually result in immediate pain relief. It will also speed up the healing process. You may need to return to your dentist for a dressing change.You may be prescribed antibiotics and pain medications to manage pain and infection, as well as anti-inflammatories to prevent swelling.It’s important that you follow the post-care instruction given by your dentist, which will include:
  • Keeping the area clean and free of debris
  • Ensuring you follow a proper dental health regime, including daily brushing and flossing

How to Prevent Dry Socket

Dry socket is usually caused by improper post-care following an extraction. Make sure you follow post-care instructions to avoid this painful occurrence.

Why Visit Dr Olstein for Dry Socket Treatment?

  • We make you as comfortable as possible: we understand that many patients struggle with a trip to the dentist. Rest assured, we will allay all your fears and concerns and make you feel comfortable as soon as possible.
  • We have wide-ranging experience: more than 30-years’ experience means that Dr George Olstein can draw on a depth and breadth of knowledge to address this painful issue in a timely fashion.
  • We design custom treatment plans: no two patients are the same, and that’s why we prefer to treat you as unique people rather than patients. Your dry socket treatment will be 100% tailored to your circumstances and your needs.
  • We pride ourselves on our friendly approach: Dr George Olstein is a family man. He prides himself on being friendly and approachable, so his patients feel comfortable enough to raise concerns.

Book an Appointment

If you’re suffering from dry socket, booking an appointment with Dr Olstein couldn’t be easier. You can call our friendly team on (03) 9998 2113, or complete our quick and easy online booking form. Don’t suffer in silence any longer; visit us today.

To Our Valued Patients

Dr George Olstein takes the health of his patients and employees very seriously. Due to COVID-19, we understand there is a lot of anxiety and uncertainty regarding the situation at the moment. We are being consistently updated from the Australian Dental Association and DHHS in Victoria with regards to any changes in practice from a health and hygiene perspective.

Dr George Olstein is monitoring the Coronavirus situation closely and are listening carefully to the questions and concerns we receive from our patients.

We would like to reassure our people, patients and the broader community that Dr George Olstein has always had, do and will continue to have exceptional clinical standards. We are highly commended for our robust policies and procedures, particularly around infection control including hand Hygiene.

The recent events associated with Coronavirus have seen Dr George Olstein develop an additional comprehensive policy specifically considering the virus, which has been adopted by all our team.

This includes but not limited to;

  • Avoid handshaking, hugging and kissing.
  • Please use the provided antimicrobial hand rub before entering the clinic and before leaving the clinic.
  • Please be aware that we will be conducting regular disinfection of the surfaces at the reception, waiting areas, water station, washroom and the entry doors.
  • Similarly, we are also working closely with our business partners to guarantee the continued supply of masks, gloves and other infection control items.

We consider you part of the Dr George Olstein family and your safety, together with that of our team’s, remains our highest priority.

We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit and will continue to update you on any further developments.

If you have any further questions, please contact us – https://www.olstein.com.au/contact/

Best regards,
Dr George Olstein