If you have had your wisdom teeth removed, perhaps you are familiar with the term, dry socket. If you have never heard of it before, then keep on reading!
Dry socket is an infection that is caused when a nerve and related tissue are left exposed after a tooth is pulled. Leaving such sensitive materials open for bacteria to penetrate is never a good idea, but the chances of dry socket is increased in those who smoke, have poor oral hygiene, and are prone to dry socket.
Only a small percentage of people get dry socket- roughly 2%- 5% of people, in fact. For those who do suffer from this condition, it can be very uncomfortable.
Dry socket is easily treatable, however, through the use of anti-inflammatories such as aspirin to lower the amount of discomfort felt. If that doesn’t work, your doctor can prescribe other medication to get rid of the infection.
In order to prevent dry socket, it is important to keep your oral hygiene optimal after having a tooth extracted. Always listen to your dentist’s care plan instructions after a procedure.
Who is ready for a fun and friendly game night?! We sure are!
On Thursday, May 9th at 6:00pm the Jennie J McMaham Library is hosting a Family Game Night and is inviting you to be a part!
This event is great for the whole family, so don’t miss out! We love taking care of your family’s teeth and oral health, but now is the time to have a little fun, too!
Play games, enjoy each other’s company, and keep on smiling!
For directions, click the link below to be directed to the Journal Scene post: https://www.journalscene.com/events/#!/details/Family-Game-Night/5807469/2019-04-11T18
Do you love food? Do you love fun? This month of March, we are in the midst of a wonderful event of the Lowcountry called the Secret Food Tours!
Book a tour with your family today and travel through history as you enjoy select meals and view historic scenery along the way! This isn’t just an eating tour, you will actually be able to go behind the scenes and meet the head chef of some restaurants!
While you enjoy this experience this fun adventure with your family and friends, remember to keep your teeth looking sharp by brushing them when you get home!
To learn more, follow this link, https://www.journalscene.com/events/#!/details/Secret-Food-Tours-Charleston/5837537/2019-03-20T11
Do you know about Dental Bridges? They are a cool and effective treatment for those who may have missing teeth!
What do they do?
What are the different types?
As the most common type of dental bridge, this selection utilizes teeth on either side of the missing tooth (or teeth).
This type of bridge is used when there is a tooth available on only one side of the missing tooth. This type isn’t widely used, and not recommended for the back of the mouth.
This type of bridge uses metal or porcelain wings in order to bond to the surrounding teeth
If you, or someone you know, has a couple of missing teeth and are in need of a bridge or individual replacement teeth, send them on in to Progressive Family Dentistry!
The Progressive Team