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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Vela
14 years experience in 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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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reubel
40 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pain: Severe pain 36 to72 hours after extraction and a foul smell from your mouth are typical signs.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Dry socket: Is painful complication following tooth extraction. Helpful home remedy for pain is clove oil.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Dry sockets heal themselves, but having your dentist place medicated dressings in the socket will make the process less painful. No need to suffer whe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
41 years experience in Dentistry
It depends: It is going to depend on how bad was the infection or how difficult was the surgery, it may last a few weeks, the main thing is to take your antibioti ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
35 years experience in Dentistry
Dry socket: When a extraction site heals too fast from the top down this can occur. It is better to heal from the bottom of the socket first and gradually work it ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Loss of clot: From excessive rinsing, smoking, drinking alcohol, and certain medical conditions can lead to what is known as a dry socket.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pooja Saroha
14 years experience in Dentistry
Very painful: Painful, sometimes you can see the yellow necrotic bone exposed in the socket.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Chan
19 years experience in 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. steven Present
42 years experience in 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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