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alvogyl dry socket dressing

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
31 years experience Dentistry
Alvogyl: After being treated with Alvogyl for a dry socket, you should be able to resume your normal activities with relative comfort. Follow the post care in ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Mokbel
42 years experience Dentistry
Don't disturb it: When the dressing was placed the dentist packed the socket so you should avoid brushing it away or poking at the socket, the pain will slowly go away, ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Let it be: The medication placed in your socket was to relieve pain until your socket started healing. No pain means you do not have to replace the Alvogyl.
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Dr. Robert Douglas
51 years experience Orthodontics
No: Your surgeon's treatment and medication have treated your dry socket. Follow his post op instructions and allow the extraction site time to heal. Of c ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mrugesh Dalal
Specializes in Dentistry
Followup is needed.: Alvogyl paste has a antisptic & a analgesic & ananesthetic component.When you have a dry socket,this paste may help calm down the pain,& l ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
3-5 days: The Alvogyl adheres well to the bone and protects the socket. The medication remains for 3-5 days as the socket heals. The dressing of a socket with ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Very carefully: cut off the top inch or two of the dressing. Hope this helps You may want someone to do this for you a small manicure scissors (or "baby scissors") ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Dentist: This question can be best answered by your dentist or oral surgeon by making a phone call to their office or the office of a covering dentist.
A female asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
38 years experience Dentistry
Speak with dentist: Purulent exudate, if evident is a sign of infection. See the dentist or oral surgeon immediately for an evaluation. Was an antibiotic given and not fo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
25 years experience Dentistry
Relief: Noting but time can "heal" a dry socket, unfortunately.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Post op Instructions: Follow the instructions of your surgeon. The wound needs to be fully healed.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Neither can we: Without looking in your mouth, it is impossible for us to know if all is stable too. Call your dental surgeon, and they will know more what you are ta ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
28 years experience Dentistry
I would not : I would wait until dry socket is resolved before wearing that retainer . I would wear the opposing retainer if possible.

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