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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
42 years experience Dentistry
Treatment:: local treatment ( dressing) or packing the socket) can be provided by a dentist, and a general medication such as antibiotics can help with the infect ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Soon if treated: If you truly have a dry socket, where the clot has washed out of the socket where a tooth was removed, leaving bone exposed to the oral environment, p ... Read More
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
A day or two: If the dry socket is treated by your dentist, pain should subside in a day or two. If it doesn't, go back to your dentist and have the area looked at ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
9 years experience Dentistry
Soon: if clot rejected normally there will be discomfort and healing will be slow. There are treatments for discomfort such as dry socket paste placed by a ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
26 years experience Dentistry
1 week or more: A dry socket indicates that it will take the body much longer to heal than normal. If the normal person begins to feel better after 2-3 days, it is n ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Calvert
36 years experience Dentistry
Sounds ok: Since you are not having any pain, it sound like you are healing fine. I wouldn't worry about any spots unless they get painful or inflamed. It takes ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Upadya
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Warm salt water is always good to help areas heal in the mouth, including dry sockets... Just not for the first 24 hours after surgery...
A female asked:
Dr. Nilesh Dalal
18 years experience Periodontics
Dry socket: Not necessarily that you will have a dry socket as if there was an excess of the clot which came off then you shall be fine. But disturbance of the cl ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Dry socket: Caused when clot washes out prematurely leaving bone exposed to oral bacteria. It is quite painful. Usually accompanied by foul odor, bad taste, malai ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
43 years experience Dentistry
1st see your dentist: A dry socket can create radiating pain and could mimic ear pain. A recent extraction needs to be evaluated by the dentist or oral surgeon who ex ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Most likely: At this point, barring something unusually, you should be fine and well on your way to healing with the chance of a dry socket. When that does occur, ... Read More
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