| | Dry socket and estrogen levels - teeth removal
I have read that the occurance of dry socket is increased for people on oral contraceptives, when having teeth removed, due to the higher estrogen levels.
Can someone explain what dry socket is please?
I have to take a low-dose BC pill continuously for treatment. I really don't want this dry socket thing so I am going to stop taking the pill before I have my wisdom teeth removed, even if it means some other pain.
How long would have to stop taking the pill before the operation in order to get my estrogen levels back down? 4 weeks?
Also, I read to schedule the extraction in the last week of the menstrual cycle when estrogen levels are inactive. That is the week before your period, isn't it?
I don't think i will be able to tell when to expect a period after being on the pill. If my cycle doesn't go straight to normal will this generally mean that my estrogen levels are high or low?
I think that may be confusing to understand.
Do you think it is reasonable to go and see a general practitioner (GP) about these sorts of things?