dental care


Question by  marcy (69)

Will I get dry socket if I drink through a straw?


Answer by  nikki4298 (18)

if you have just had a tooth pulled and you drink through a straw you will get dry socket. if you think that you have dry socket get to a doctor. the procedure to get rid of it is get needles injected with medicine shot into the dry socket.


Answer by  nikki4298 (18)

just don't drink through a straw after you've lost a tooth because it can turn into dry socket. If you get dry socket you have to get needles injected with medicine shot into the dry socket and NOBODY wants that EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Answer by  jaimesgirl (1055)

Drinking through a straw, as well as cigarette smoking, is associated with a significantly higher risk of dry socket in the first few days after a tooth extraction. You may not, but you are much more likely to get it. Is it worth the risk?


Answer by  Yen (320)

Drinking out of a straw can cause a dry socket. When you drink out of a straw the sucking action can dislodge the forming clot. Dislodging the clot is what causes a dry socket. So never drink out of a straw after a extraction.


Answer by  stacykylemark (342)

It is very possible. You create a suction in your mouth when you use a straw. It can dislodge the blood clot that has formed where the tooth was extracted. If you loose the blood clot, you have exposed bone and can have dry socket. Dry socket is very painful.


Answer by  angiem1981 (1059)

If you have just had a tooth extracted, you very well may. Most dentists advise against using a straw for this reason.

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