When you have a tooth extracted, a blood clot normally forms in the empty socket in order to protect it from bacteria and food particles. If this blood clot doesn't develop properly or becomes dislodged, it causes a condition called dry socket. Since the nerves in your gums are exposed, dry socket often causes a severe throbbing pain that becomes much worse when you drink cold liquids. In addition, food particles can enter the open socket, greatly increasing your likelihood of developing an infection.
A family dentist is trained to treat the teeth of people of all ages. If you are the parent of a small child, you may want to allow your youngster to be treated by your dentist instead of by a separate pediatric dentist.
As your child grows, various dental issues may surface. Here are a few pediatric dental problems that a family dentist may treat.
Your child's tongue is connected to the floor of their mouth.