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will dry socket go away on its own or do you need to see the dentist

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
See dentist today : Call your dentist. Find a way to see your dentist sooner. Dentists usually will see emergencies after regular office hours and dry socket is an emer ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Packing: Meds won't do it. Dry socket needs to be packed with medicated gauze specific for this problem. You must see your dentist or an oral surgeon immedia ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
41 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Dry socket: Even though stitches have been secured, the extraction site may not be entirely closed. Negative pressure(smoking, sucking through a straw, sucking s ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Krantz
9 years experience Dentistry
YES : A dry socket has nothing to do with whether or not the dentist used sutures [stiches], and happens often with wisdom tooth extractions.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
May be unrelated: You may have another ailment that is causing you to feel nauseous. Have you been taking narcotic pain meds for the pain? They sometimes cause your sym ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Meds side effect: The most common cause of nausea during dry socket treatment is taking the stronger pain medicines with an empty stomach. Also dry socket dressing (e.g ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Dry socket: Yes, go back. Your dentist is responsible for monitoring your progress and the healing process as part of routine aftercare.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not the paste: The drilling may hurt if not properly anesthesized but the paste won't.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
53 years experience Urology
Paste or dressing: If the dentist put a special paste to promote healing it does not need to be removed.If a medicated dressing was placed it has to be changed daily.Che ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Grimm
25 years experience Dentistry
Sight and symptoms: Dry socket is essentially the early breakdown of the blood clot in the extraction site, leaving (for lack of a better term) a big hole. Symptoms will ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Satloff
40 years experience Pain Management
OK to eat, but: use soft foods and do not disturb the extraction site.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Pain relief: Sorry you are in such a situation. Best to keep it clean with gentle rinsing (warm water), or irrigation with a plastic syringe if you have one. Also, ... Read More

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