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How long does dry socket last

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
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

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kraig Stetzer
22 years experience
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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Large dose: That is a high dose. Probably not since I don't know your weight, other medications and other medical factors. A dry socket can be treated with local ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Dry socket: Yes, go back. Your dentist is responsible for monitoring your progress and the healing process as part of routine aftercare.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marwan Akasheh
Hematology and Oncology 40 years experience
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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See your dentist: Yes it is an intermittent pains that come and go. There are risks associated with teeth removal like with any other surgery. The dry socket is the mos... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
2 weeks or...: I would say allow 2 weeks or...14 days. And if you've been good about keeping the extractions sites clean you're probably in the clear. But, if you ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 24 years experience
Wait a bit longer: Most cases of dry socket occur on the lower jaw and happen 3 to 5 days after an extraction. It has only been 3 days so give it a few more if you can. ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery
Wisdom tooth: Still healing. If problem still there in 3-4 weeks have it checked. No cold drinks.
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