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Can i get a dry socket after 2 and half weeks

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
8 years experience Dentistry
Not necessarily: You will not necessarily develop a dry socket if you smoke after extraction, but this is a terrible idea. You have bleeding tissue and you're exposing ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: If you have not had any symptoms in a week, your socket is well on its way to healing. You may call your dentist if you have any doubt, however, it sh ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Dry socket: At this point your infection risk is low. Begin slowly returning to your regular diet.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Almost there: Continue the post op instructions given to you, and if you still feel great after another 24 to 36 hours, you've pretty much passed up a dry socket.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Possible: It is possible to have a dry socket 2 weeks after an extraction it it typically occurs sooner than this. An infection can happen in this time period ... Read More
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Unlikely: Dry socket (alveolar osteitis) would be unusual if you had no pain after the extraction. If you had it it may last that long but this is not common. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Very unlikely: Dry sockets usually occur 2-4 days following the extraction. If you have any pain or problems, see the dentist who removed your tooth for an evaluatio ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Possible, but not as: Likely since the protective blood clot is covered with mucosa. If the sutures come loose & one chews or rinses too vigorously, the clot may be dislodg ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Brady
9 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Dry Socket: It is unlikely that you would get a dry socket after 8 days. Most dry sockets occur within the first 3-5 days. Have an evaluation with the surgeon to ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: 'dry socket' only applies to a tooth removal after which exposed bone and nerve can cause pain. Tonsillectomy hurts for a different reason- the expos ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Highly unlikely: But if the surgical area is symptomatic, call the Dentist or Dental Specialist way did the extraction. They may want to see you for reevaluation, or ... Read More

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