why can’t you suck on a straw after tooth extraction?

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why can’t you suck on a straw after tooth extraction?

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The force of the suction could injure the tooth socket, because it’s in a very delicate state until it has an opportunity to heal.

The force of the suction could easily remove the clot from the extraction socket exposing the bone which would leave you open to infection but more importantly it could cause post-extraction alveolitis, aka ”dry socket.”

Dry socket was by far the worst pain I have ever felt, and I’ve been ran over with shattered ribs.

I threw some wet cotton balls over my holes and smoked the whole time I was recovering. No dry socket.

Because dry socket is awful. I had all four wisdom teeth extracted a few years ago. Got dry socket in all four. 😷