I just had my whole mouth taken out and I am a smoker,will smoking threw my nose cause a dry socket? I inhale threw my nose and exhale threw my nose.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 28 - February - 2011, at 20:10 PM

  • the dry socket is caused because the clot which is formed after extraction and which helps in healing is dislodged and the socket becomes infected.The smoking causes negative pressure in the mouth and even if you inhale or exhale through nose it can cause dry socket by dislodging the clot. So it is better to avoid smoking . the dry socket is very painful condtion and it takes lot of time and effort to be treated. For more info on dry scket you can visit the following link...www.identalhub.com/article_what-is-a-dry-socket-155.aspx

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