- Apr 14, 2020
- United Kingdom
I've been told that my last wisdom tooth (lower left) has an abscess at the root, so it needs to come out before too long. I was wondering: how does the dentist ensure that the abscess doesn't infect the tooth socket after removal? Isn't there a higher risk of infection or (gulp) dry socket? What can be done to minimise this risk? Grateful for advice!