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how long does dry socket last

A 34-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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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Varies: A dry socket is relatively easily treated by a dentist who can place medication into the socket, usually every 2-3 days until healing resumes and the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Dry Socket Paste: The application of dry socket paste helps treat alveolitis (inflammation of the bone at the extraction site). It can last from a few days to more than ... Read More
A 36-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
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
A day or two: If the dry socket is treated by your dentist, pain should subside in a day or two. If it doesn't, go back to your dentist and have the area looked at ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist NOW: Dry sockets are treated with iodoform gauze on a daily basis until the tissue granulates in to protect the raw exposed bone. In my experience it can t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kraig Stetzer
20 years experience Dentistry
Depends on material: Some dry socket packings should be changed every few days, others are meant to last until the socket starts to heal. Best thing is to contact the per ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kraig Stetzer
20 years experience Dentistry
Dry Socket Pain.: Dry sockets can be very painful, lasting a few weeks. Severe headaches can happen as well. You should contact the doctor that did the extractions an ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
need antibiotics: You need to see your health care provider asap, you probably need a course of antibiotics. Don't put this off.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marwan Akasheh
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Aspirin effect: Aspirin use irreversibly blocks the formation of thromboxane A2 in platelets, producing an inhibitory effect on platelet aggregation during the lifeti ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Zeines
50 years experience Dentistry
Call him: Speak to your dentist.About medication... Are you on antibiotics? Were these teeth impacted? The swelling could last a few days' try using a hom ... Read More
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A 30-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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