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Why Straws Are So Dangerous Following Oral Surgery

Posted on 2/13/2018 by Dr. Michael Drone
Oral Surgery Drone Prosthodontics IN 46383Oral surgery is a serious surgery. It is done to remove teeth from the mouth when they are causing more harm than good.

Sometimes the teeth are impacted, which happens more often than not with wisdom teeth and they need to be surgically removed. When this happens, it is important to care for the extraction site. This includes not drinking from straws.

Straws Cause a Wide Assortment of Problems

When the person sucks through a straw, this causes the blood clot that is in the tooth to come out. The blood clot is necessary in order to stop the bleeding and for the gum to close up and heal. If the person removes the clot, then this can cause many problems for the person.

Not only is this something known as dry socket, but it is extremely painful to lose the clot that is hidden within the gums. When the clot is removed from the inside of the gums, it then is unable to heal without being cleaned out and then re-closed. This is something that can become a pain for the person having to go back into the surgeon's office, but it is something that has to be done.

It is recommended that the person does not use straws at all for at least a week, if not longer when their incision site is healing. This is to ensure that the blood clot inside the mouth is doing the job it is supposed to be doing. It is safer and easier for the person to be doing.

Oral surgery is something that some people have to go through and if you find that you have to go through the procedure, then it is important to follow all of the instructions that are given to you for the aftercare. If you have further questions, call us here to speak with our professionals regarding the care that needs to be done for your oral health.
Michael Drone Dentistry & Prosthodontics
809 Wall Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
PH: (219) 250-1163
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