Make Your Wisdom Tooth Removal Easy with No Dry Socket

The thought of having a tooth removed can be unsettling to say the least, but a wisdom tooth extraction is particularly daunting because many people are worried about suffering from a painful dental condition called dry socket (alveolar osteitis) after the wisdom tooth removal operation. Dry socket is often associated with the removal of a wisdom tooth because complications are more likely to occur when healing a larger extraction area. However, thanks to the latest advancements in periodontal surgery, a unique treatment known as advanced platelet-rich fibrin can safely and effectively eliminate the risk of dry socket from occurring in the first place.

At the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal & Implant Therapy in Los Angeles, our highly trained periodontists take every preventative measure to ensure that each patient achieves a smooth and successful recovery following any type of treatment. Schedule a consultation with our dedicated team today to learn more!

Effective Dry Socket Prevention

When a wisdom tooth is removed, it leaves behind an open socket that begins to heal with a blood clot. If the blood clot fails to remain in place, the exposed nerves and bone will be vulnerable to air, food, or fluid, resulting in pain and even infection. The symptoms of dry socket typically appear within a few days following a tooth extraction.

In order to prevent the risk of dry socket in a wisdom tooth removal, Dr. Alexandre-Amir Aalam and Dr. Alina Krivitsky can create an advanced platelet-rich fibrin to promote faster, more efficient healing. Advanced platelet-rich fibrin is created using a small amount of the patient’s blood, which is placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and fibrin from the red and white blood cells. The platelet-rich fibrin is then inserted and secured into the extraction site to improve the body’s natural healing process and prevent complications.

Patients are also advised to do the following before and after a wisdom tooth removal to drastically reduce the risks of dry socket:

  • Practice good oral hygiene
  • Inform your doctor of any prescriptions or herbal supplements you are currently taking
  • Use the prescribed medicated oral rinse or rinse with salt water after eating
  • Do not smoke for at least one day after the procedure
  • Eat only soft foods within the first few days and avoid carbonated drinks or alcohol
  • Avoid spitting or drinking with a straw

Schedule a Wisdom Tooth Removal with a Certified Periodontist!

If you have an impacted or troublesome wisdom tooth, it may be necessary to have it removed to protect against infection or gum disease. Do not avoid getting expert periodontal care. Contact the CENTER for Advanced Periodontal and Implant Therapy to receive the best treatment available in Los Angeles. Dr. Aalam and Dr. Krivitsky are expert periodontists and will create an effective treatment plan based on your specific needs.  To schedule an appointment, please call us at (310) 299-8329.