Orthodontics

Retainers after orthodontic treatment

What is a retainer and how do I use it?

Have you ever wondered what comes next after you take the braces off your teeth? It is time for the “retainer after braces” phase. While the braces strengthen your teeth and help you have a beautiful smile, the retainer enables you to maintain it. Apart from keeping the teeth straight, the dental retainer has many…

Dry socket after extraction

Dry socket after extraction

Dry socket (alveolar osteitis) is a painful dental condition that sometimes happens after you have a permanent adult tooth extracted. Dry socket is when the blood clot at the site of the tooth extraction fails to develop, or it dislodges or dissolves before the wound has healed. This condition is a common post-operative complication associated…

Prevention and treatment of dry socket

Prevention and treatment of dry socket

The precise cause of dry socket remains the subject of study. Researchers suspect that certain issues may be involved such as bacterial contamination of the socket or, a trauma at the surgical site from a difficult extraction. The most common factor that can increase the risk of developing a dry socket is smoking or a…