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untreated dry socket
A 41-year-old member asked:
15 years experience Dentistry
Bad: Basically the clot that was supposed to form after tooth extraction is either never formed or removed....Both usually due to improper care. It's the e ... Read More
43 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Bacterial infection.: Dry sockets occur due to a bacterial invasion of the tooth socket before the skin can migrate over it. It leaves the socket raw and exposed giving a ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pain: Severe pain 36 to72 hours after extraction and a foul smell from your mouth are typical signs.
36 years experience Pain Management
Dry socket or not?: Dry socket has two simple signs: 1 aching, throbbing pain in the gum or jaw. 2. Horrible taste and smell in your mouth. Since dry socket occurs exclus ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
32 years experience Psychiatry
Dry socket: Is painful complication following tooth extraction. Helpful home remedy for pain is clove oil.
24 years experience Dentistry
Basically,: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lo ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
36 years experience Dentistry
Dry socket: When a extraction site heals too fast from the top down this can occur. It is better to heal from the bottom of the socket first and gradually work it ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Dry sockets heal themselves, but having your dentist place medicated dressings in the socket will make the process less painful. No need to suffer whe ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
42 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
A Verified Doctor answered
Very painful: Painful, sometimes you can see the yellow necrotic bone exposed in the socket.
A 38-year-old member asked:
54 years experience Dentistry
Loss of clot: From excessive rinsing, smoking, drinking alcohol, and certain medical conditions can lead to what is known as a dry socket.
A 34-year-old member asked:
20 years experience Dentistry
Yes, but very slowly: You are much better off returning to the dentist who did the extraction to have it treated. Dry socket is very painful precisely because it is not hea ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
43 years experience Dentistry
Pain: A dry socket usually develops 3-5 days post-operatively. There is constant pain which can be severe and a bad odor.
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