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How long does it take for dry socket to heal

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 25 years experience
"A while"...: Depending on how the dry socket is treated, (just waiting? Blood clot is still there or gone? Dry socket paste is placed already? Etc., etc...) this k... Read More
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Depends: Usually if treated properly, patients feel relief quickly. However, the pain can last longer. If the pain is more than a few days then there proba... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Few days: You will start to feel better quickly after you have treatment and the pain should be gone if a few days. Follow the instructions of your dentist or ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 30 years experience
Depends: That depends on how large the bone defect (where the tooth was) is, how many days after the surgery it developed, and what contributing oral habits (s... Read More
Dr. Nathaniel Chan
Dentistry 20 years experience
A very long time: Dry socket occurs when the blood clot that should be protecting to extraction site comes loose. This is very painful and does not heal readily by its... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
Dentistry 40 years experience
10 days: You need to have socket paste placed by your dentist to heal faster and properly , while he monitors it.
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 9 years experience
2-3 weeks: It should take about 2 weeks to heal completely depending on the general health and the oral hygiene (keeping the area clean).
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Depends.: Dry sockets take longer to heal if you smoke. They do eventually heal on their own. It can take a few days or a few weeks. Seeing a dentist for care ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Chan
Dentistry 20 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kraig Stetzer
Dentistry 21 years experience
Dry Sockets : Dry sockets can be very painful, lasting a few weeks. If you suspect a dry socket. You should contact the doctor that did the extractions and hopeful... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Cohen
Dentistry 35 years experience
Almost immediately: Once they put it in, you will have almost instant relief. It will taste horrible, but you wont be in pain. It improves the healing time and within a... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
Once identified: And appropriately treated by your dentist, the pain resolves shortly thereafter. Re- applications of the medicated dressing might be needed every few... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Varies: Can vary. Check with dentist if pain severe. May be complications if so bad.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Totally Close?: Could take a month or more to fully close but to have the pain go away could be from 4-14 days +/-. It really depends on the anatomy of the area afte... Read More

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