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How long are you at risk for a dry socket

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 25 years experience
Unlikely: Typically, in 4-5 weeks most extraction sites are closed. When the gum grows over the healing bone (in order to heal, the bone needs to be covered wi... Read More

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil McLeod
Prosthodontics 49 years experience
Try to wait: Smoking dope dries your mouth, by reducung the flow of saliva. It is the saliva that neutralises the by products of bacterial metabolism that can caus... Read More
Dr. Binod Verma
Dentistry 39 years experience
Healing and closure of socket does not take place in 10 days.It is not a good ideas to do any type of smoking .Prevention is the key in healing of sur... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Wineman
Dentistry 40 years experience
Dry socket: Probably no longer at risk if you are healing well and symptom free. Gently brush the adjacent teeth and you should be fine.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
Dentistry 37 years experience
Normally after: the first week the chance of dry socket is minimal. Swelling is usually at the peak between days 3 and 5. Start out with weights that do not require e... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 25 years experience
5 DAYS: Typically, most dry sockets develop in the first 5 days or so. So you are still at a reasonable risk. When gum tissues start to cover the area, thus t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Do not smoke: You have made it for 96 hours without smoking. Try to make it permanent. It is the best thing you could do for your health. For good health - Have a d... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 29 years experience
3 days.: It depends on the complexity of the surgery when your wisdom tooth was removed and if you followed the post-operative instructions of not rinsing your... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Very soon: Unless you are are taking a bisphosphonate in which case your bone is not as healthy (osteonecrosis of the jaw).
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Leave it alone : Quit looking. Be glad you aren't having any pain. Even time takes care of a dry socket. It hurts like crazy, though. Time to not worry and be glad you... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Aparnavalli Nayudu
Dentistry 23 years experience
Typically, symptoms for a dry socket develop 2 to 4 days after a tooth extraction.: Dry socket is more common in people with diabetes, smokers and women who take birth Control pills. The pain typically starts about 2 days after the to... Read More

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