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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
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
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
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
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
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.
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 52 years experience
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
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Roberts
37 years experience
A few days: Usually the material dissolves after a few days. Not only does it have hemostatic (blood clotting) features, it also has some antiseptic and analgesi... Read More
Dr. Marta Speakman
Cosmetic Dentistry 33 years experience
Call your Doctor: If the intense pain is gone, then the dry socket has healed. It will take a couple more weeks before the gum tissue is grown over the socket and a few... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Dry socket: is common and a self-limiting condition. Your dentist should repeat Alvogyl 2-3 times until the pain subsides and then irrigation of the socket with c... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Follow up: Call the doctor who treated you, report your symptoms and ask to be seen for a follow up visit. Unfortunately we can not evaluate this properly over t... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 27 years experience
Repack socket: I am not familar with alveogel but I do know that sometimes the socket has to be packed more than once to alleviate pain. I would contact your dentis... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Influenza vaccine: There are no significant adverse interactions between alcohol and influenza vaccine reported at this time.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Alternatives: Try Selsun ( selenium based ) shampoos or Head and Shoulders.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 43 years experience
It can help: Periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) or Chlorhexidine gluconate rinse is an antimicrobial mouthrinse that can help reduce the incidence of dry sockets,... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Dry socket: It develops at any stage when the clot becomes dislodged and leaves the nerve endings and the bone unprotected. It is painful and must be attended to ... Read More