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Avoid Dry Socket With Wisdom Tooth Extractions

 

Each year, millions of Americans have their wisdom teeth removed. The vast majority of patients heal flawlessly, with little discomfort and swelling, thankful impacted or painful wisdom teeth are no longer a daily woe.

 

However, a small percentage of patients experience dry socket (alveolar osteitis) the most common complication following tooth extractions and one that may be avoided by following expert recommendations.

 

Reviewed: January 2012

 
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