The mouth has a great natural sense of recovery when it comes to getting over a trauma, especially when a tooth comes out. The socket should naturally heal over, preventing infection, and so the rest of the mouth can adjust and move on. This normally depends on a blood clot forming in the hole that will help process. In some cases however, the clot can dissolve prematurely or fall out and this leaves the jawbone vulnerable to the air and the socket becomes dry and painful; it is also exposed to infection. If you find yourself in this position, you need to get along to your dentist in central Leeds for a diagnosis. Normally, your dentist will clean the wound and apply a healing paste to the hole before dressing it: you will be required to have this done daily until the wound starts to heal. You must also be wary of how you eat and to be sure that you use an anti-bacterial mouthwash each day- and avoid smoking. During this time, you may also need to take antibiotics and anti-inflammatory tablets as a precaution against any problems arising. If you keep on this course, the wound should be fully healed after a couple of weeks.