For patients considering wisdom teeth removal, you may be concerned about the healing process following the surgery, how you may feel, and how you need to care for your surgery site. Sutures will be likely placed at the site of each wisdom tooth removed. An important part of the healing process is the blood clotting at the site. Occasionally the blood clot may become dislodged. This term is referred to as a “dry socket” and can be very uncomfortable. In order to manage the pain, you must follow the post-operative instructions and the prescription directions which may include antibiotics and pain medicine. Symptoms can include bleeding and throbbing pain. Let us know immediately if you suspect you are suffering from dry sockets. Our patients’ comfort is a top priority for our team, and we want to know how we can ease any discomfort after a procedure.