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Birth Control Pills Linked To Dry Socket

Updated on July 27, 2017

Birth Control Pills May Cause Dry Socket

According to information released by the Academy of General Dentistry, women who use oral contraceptives will most likely to develop a condition from a tooth extraction known as dry socket syndrome than men.

Dry socket is the result of a blood clot that has not formed or is lost after a tooth extraction called alveolitis. Which, can delay the healing process and require further post-operative treatment such as, packing and prescription medications for pain relief or infection.

The dentist or dental oral surgeon can help reduce the likelihood of dry sockets by having their patients fill out a medical health history form before they preform oral surgery and ask them if they are taking any drugs or medications prior to scheduling them for a oral surgery procedure.

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