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Protective Clots Formation and Wisdom Tooth Removal

Posted on 4/1/2024 by Weo Admin
3D rendered xray of an impacted wisdom tooth butting against the tooth next to itProtective clots can form following wisdom tooth extractions for several reasons. Why these clots typically form is explained as follows:

Protect Nerves and Exposed Bones

An empty socket is left behind after a wisdom tooth is removed. This now-open socket exposes the bone and nerves underneath to the environment of your mouth. These empty sockets develop protective clots that act as a barrier, keeping food particles, bacteria, and air out of the exposed bone and nerves.

Aids in Healing

The injury brought on by the extraction of wisdom teeth naturally results in the formation of a blood clot. This clot helps with the early phases of healing by acting as a barrier. To assist in healing the wound and preserve the integrity of the extraction site, it offers a foundation for developing new tissue and bone.

Prevent Dry Sockets

Preventing a condition called dry socket is one of the leading causes of the creation of protective clots. Before the healing process is finished, the blood clot may dissolve or become dislodged, resulting in a dry socket. The bone and nerves underneath become exposed when the protective clot breaks early in the healing process, and that increases pain, delays recovery, and raises the risk of infection.

Reduces Discomfort

In the early phases of recovery, discomfort is reduced when a protective blood clot is present. It functions as a natural barrier, keeping the oral environment and the delicate bone and nerves from coming into contact. This facilitates a more comfortable healing period following wisdom tooth extraction and helps to reduce pain.

Promotes Tissue Healing

Not only do protective clots shield the exposed portions, but they also foster an environment favorable for tissue regeneration. The clot serves as a platform for the tissue to grasp onto, facilitating subsequent growth of new bone and soft tissue.

Not only can we expertly remove your wisdom teeth when you visit our compassionate and state-of-the-art oral surgery practice, but we can also teach you how to take care of yourself after the extraction so that you heal quickly and painlessly. Contact our fantastic team and dental professionals to schedule an appointment.

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