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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: But dry socket is best diagnosed visually. It would be a really good idea if you call your surgeon and have them take a look at the wound.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Not likely: The pain typically starts about 2-3 days after the tooth was extracted. Other symptoms of dry socket include bad breath and an unpleasant smell. The m ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Stacey
45 years experience Dentistry
Yellow saliva: If you have had extractions done, this could be a normal post-operative event. Colored saliva could also be from a heavily seasoned diet such as curr ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
Dry socket: The only way to tell for sure is to have the extraction site examined. See your dentist or oral surgeon for an examination.
Dr. Jerry Brown
53 years experience Prosthodontics
Dry Socket Symptoms: BrittneyM; A few days after the extraction you would notice a chronic ache from the extraction site. Analgesics may relieve the pain temporarily; h ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Dry socket: Gradually increasing pain, bad taste, tenderness, foul smell. If you have any post-extraction concerns you should immediately return to your Dentist ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
Dry socket: Dry sockets usually occur within 2-3 days of an extraction. After 16 days the sockets should have clotted and begun to heal. Unless you are having pa ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
need antibiotics: You need to see your health care provider asap, you probably need a course of antibiotics. Don't put this off.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Either or neither: If the pain is not getting worse, or better yet getting better each day, it's probably normal. If it suddenly got worse after 2-3 days, it could be a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
25 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Maybe: Finish your antibiotics. Don't smoke, drink through a straw, no spitting (no negative pressure in your mouth) and you should be fine.
A female asked:
Dr. Harleen Kaur
7 years experience Dentistry
No, it cannot. : Dry Socket mostly occurs 1-2 days after extraction and its not an infection. Symptoms are pain which increases with time, bad breath, hollow socket( n ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
Pain aft extraction: Contact the surgeon and let them know you are still having pain. If they cannot help you, you might want to seek a second opinion. It's possible the p ... Read More

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