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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Expectations: Your expectations are a bit different from what your body is telling you. Yes, after 8 days you are clear of dry socket, but you did have surgery... t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Can't tell: Dry socket problems need to be visualized by the surgeon who extracted your teeth and be treated, if necessary. Give them a call.
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See a dentist: for exam, x-rays and proper diagnosis. An accurate diagnosis of the patient's condition is essential before any treatment.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Very carefully: cut off the top inch or two of the dressing. Hope this helps You may want someone to do this for you a small manicure scissors (or "baby scissors") ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
Dry socket: Call your dentist or oral surgeon and ask them for advice. They may want to see you and change or trim the dressing.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
11 years experience Dentistry
Dry socket: A dry socket occurring at 8 days out would be extremely rare. By now, the soft tissue has more than likely away completely healed over the sockets. Yo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
38 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dry socket unlikely: The occurrence of dry sockets after wisdom tooth extraction is one of the more feared complications. The breakdown of the blood clot that naturally fo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Not really: A dry socket can occur several weeks out. I've seen it as an ER doctor. So, stay vigilant.
A member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: But continue to follow the post surgical instructions provided to yo by the treating Dentistmor Oral Surgical Specialist.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
If unsure: The only way to really know is to go back to your dentist to let him/her take a look and see. If no pain, you can wait it out a day or two and see w ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
The : The concern for dry socket is usually in the time period 3-5 days after surgery. It is characterized by pain, grey-ish colored discharge, and a foul ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Blood Clotting: Excedrin contains aspirin which can prevent clotting. That being said, your normal clotting time for an extraction is 7 to 10 minutes, so by the time ... Read More
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