Having a tooth removed is a very delicate time for you and your mouth in central Leeds: the body has gone through a form of trauma and needs to recover afterwards and this means giving the wound all the chance it can to heal naturally by stopping smoking and drinking and being careful when you eat food and brush your teeth. Left behind after a tooth has gone is a hole and in the hole, a blood clot will form. This helps to fuse the gums together and seal the wound up. However, this can dissolve prematurely and fall out and if it does, you will suffer from a dry socket. This is a condition that leaves your jaw bone exposed to the elements and apart from being very painful, your mouth is very vulnerable to bacterial infection. Painkillers can quell the pain, but to get on top of what could be a very nasty situation, you need to get along and see your dentist immediately and get the wound dressed, and then re-dressed each day until the problem starts to heal over. It could be the difference between your mouth healing and being healthy or, infection getting into your gums and then, this could lead to all manner of things going wrong later on.