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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Cohen
35 years experience Dentistry
Almost immediately: Once they put it in, you will have almost instant relief. It will taste horrible, but you wont be in pain. It improves the healing time and within a ... Read More
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Dr. Dominick Curalli
20 years experience Dentistry
Wont dissolve: The medication works almost immediately. It does not dissolve though. You will need to return to have it removed or even replaced every 48 hours.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
Not needed if: You see the dentist everyday for about 2 weeks to change the iodoform gauze.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Donley
54 years experience Dentistry
No: Your dentist can place a medication in the socket which helps stop the pain quite quickly. Taking ibuprophen and tylenol (acetaminophen) until you see ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Wisdom tooth: A dry socket occurs when the blood clot is lost after tooth extraction leaving the bone and nerve exposed. This can be due to infection,nicotine,suck ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
Tooth Socket: Usually the 'medication' placed in sockets is a product that helps a clot form however it has no taste. This may be the start of an infection or you m ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Chan
20 years experience Dentistry
Yes, but very slowly: You are much better off returning to the dentist who did the extraction to have it treated. Dry socket is very painful precisely because it is not hea ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kraig Stetzer
21 years experience Dentistry
Dry Sockets : Dry sockets can be very painful, lasting a few weeks. If you suspect a dry socket. You should contact the doctor that did the extractions and hopeful ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
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Instructions: Here are the official self management guidelines from Mayo clinic http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-socket/manage/ptc-20305961 If havi ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Just a thought: but it sounds like you may have an infection!! Re-check your situation again with your Dentist/Oral Surgeon! Just a thought! Dr Z
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Vela
15 years experience Dentistry
Bad: Basically the clot that was supposed to form after tooth extraction is either never formed or removed....Both usually due to improper care. It's the e ... Read More
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