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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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Dr. Don Millner
43 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Bacterial infection.: Dry sockets occur due to a bacterial invasion of the tooth socket before the skin can migrate over it. It leaves the socket raw and exposed giving a ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reubel
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pain: Severe pain 36 to72 hours after extraction and a foul smell from your mouth are typical signs.
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Dry socket or not?: Dry socket has two simple signs: 1 aching, throbbing pain in the gum or jaw. 2. Horrible taste and smell in your mouth. Since dry socket occurs exclus ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
43 years experience Dentistry
Pain: A dry socket usually develops 3-5 days post-operatively. There is constant pain which can be severe and a bad odor.
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Dr. Thomas Yash
46 years experience Dentistry
Pain in jaw: 2-5 days following extraction the loss of blood clot allowed for the some of the exposed bone to die off. This can lead to radiating pain in the jaw, ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Owoc
19 years experience Prosthodontics
Loss of blood clot: Signs of dry socket most often involve loss of the blood clot in the socket. Symptoms of dry socket involve severe pain in the jaw that is not relieve ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
Dry socket: See your dentist for treatment and packing to protect the exposed bone.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clot falling out : If you look into the site where the tooth was pulled, you'll probably see a dry-looking opening. Instead of a blood clot, there will just be bone. The ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandra Jaquery
14 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
A dental visit: The socket needs to be cleaned from bacterial debri and medication applied and stiches to hold it in. Antibiotics will be needed also.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Poczatek
18 years experience Dentistry
Straw: Do not drink through a straw for the first 48 hours after they are removed. And this includes not drinking any alcohol also.
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A member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: But why not just call the ER and ask them?
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes: The main issue with a dry socket under treatment is to not disturb or displace any dressings that have been placed there. While no dentist would recom ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
13 years experience Dentistry
Clove oil: If you can't get in to a dentist, try cleaning it out and then using a bit of clove oil. Having osteoporosis really doesn't make any difference when i ... Read More
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