Chioma Udechukwu, BDS

Dr. Chioma Udechukwu graduated with a bachelor's degree in dentistry (BDS) from the University of Lagos and spent years practicing dentistry. She relocated to Canada to pursue her dental career in a more enabling environment while continuing to work on her passion of educating everyday people about their oral health.

When Can I Stop Worrying About Dry Socket?

when can i stop worrying about dry socket

Dry socket, which is also known as “Alveolar Osteitis”, is an inflammation of the alveolar bone socket after tooth extraction. It is the most common complication following tooth extractions, especially the extraction of the third molar (wisdom tooth). The risk of developing dry socket increases with extractions involving impacted lower wisdom teeth. Even though a …

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