In such case, the dressing may be removed and the socket irrigated with warm saline. ... The final measure to be taken, after the dressings are discontinued, is to instruct the patient in keeping the socket ... The dressing serves to keep most of the food ingested out of the socket, but when it is no longer present, food debris ... It is also good practice to explain to the patients that the aquot;dry socketaquot; is really just a form of delayed healing. ... MacGregor, AJ: The impacted lower wisdom tooth.
|Author||:||Charles C. Alling, John F. Helfrick|
|Publisher||:||W.B. Saunders Company - 1993|