When your Aurora dentist extracts a tooth, a blood clot forms in the socket – the space where the tooth was – to protect the tissue, and let the healing process begin. If the clot breaks open, and the bone is exposed, you will have what is called a “dry socket.” The condition is very painful, and can last for over a month.

Your Aurora dentist will provide a list of do’s and don’ts to prevent dry socket after extraction. Read it closely, to avoid this from happening to you