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how long are you at risk for a dry socket

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Dr. Aparnavalli Nayudu
22 years experience Dentistry
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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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
41 years experience 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Chan
19 years experience Dentistry
Long time: Dry socket occurs when the blood clot that is supposed to form and seal the hole from an extraction comes out. The extraction site is therefore unable ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 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
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Pressure sores: It only takes 2 hours of pressure for a pressure sore to begin developing. Thus the guidelines for bedsore prevention advise turning patients every 2 ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Time varies: The time to a pressure sore is dependent on a number of different factors. General health of person, condition of skin in general, nutritional status, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Chan
19 years experience Dentistry
I recommend 20 min: The point is to apply pressure on the wound long enough to stop any bleeding. If the bleeding has stopped, then you can remove the gauze but be ver ge ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
39 years experience Dentistry
10 days: You need to have socket paste placed by your dentist to heal faster and properly , while he monitors it.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
A week: Think of the risk as half of a normal distribution with a peak at 60 hours (2 1/2 days). Conventional wisdom says after 3-4 days the risk is much less ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Any time.: C diff can present as a very rapid onset of diarrhea or can sneak up on you. If you can make a week or two out of the hospital your are likely OK, bu ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: It is mostly a function of how you dress and otherwise protect yourself. Common sense and how you feel here. Well protected, there is no limit.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donovan Young
28 years experience Dentistry
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Skin maceration: The is process is called skin maceration and is due to the fact that the upper layers of the skin are essentially dead layers of protein (keratin) as ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Yes: You should stop now -- smoking offers no benefits but many harms.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
42 years experience Neurology
Concussion.: It depends on the severity of the head injury. Most of the time, the risk is there within 1 week.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes and new info: There is no way to honestly or correctly answer this. But, one would assume the risk is lessened while on this medication, but it not more than 50% l ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes: As a general rule of thumb, it's always best to allow the tissues to heal thoroughly before any elective procedures are begun, especially tooth whiten ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Ablation: look at this for lots of information: http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/treating-arrhythmias-ablation
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Discuss with OB: The occurrence of a chromosome defect increases gradually as you age to as high as 1/12 if 49.You must add this risk to any others posed by your healt ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Several years: The wait is usually a long one unless a donor specifically volunteers to give you a kidney. The list of individuals needing a kidney is far longer tha ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Nothing: Most likely this would not affect your surgery or outcome.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Of course...: That's a yes to both questions. Of course, one can live a full and healthy life after a cancer has been cured (defined as 5 year cancer free survival. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Dry Socket: Generally develops in the first 24-48 hours after the extraction. If you follow all the PO instructions you should not have a problem. As the socket ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Hepatitis: There's talk of both B and C having been transmitted. Nobody knows whether West Nile, prion disease, or HTLV-I or HTLV-2 can be transmitted.
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