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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Kong
Dr. John Kong answered
18 years experience Dentistry
Better not: So such thing as smoking carefully. You will have a higher chance of getting a dry socket if you smoke during healing.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Not recommended: The National Health Service advice is to not smoke for at least 24-72 hours after any dental extraction, including the extraction of wisdom teeth. I a ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Glyman
32 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dry socket: Alveolar osteitis is inflammation of the alveolar bone classically this occurs as a postoperative complication of tooth extraction. This usually occu ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Bad News: A dry socket or alveolar osteitis is most commonly associated with the removal of a tooth from the lower jaw, occurring usually during the first 2-5 d ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: Normal pain following removal, dry socket, alveolitis, infection? Who knows? We can't diagnose your problem over the internet. How do you know it i ... Read More
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible food: Hoow long ago was the tooth out? If it was the last few days then it is normal to still have discomfort. If its over a week than it maybe food impac ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible causes: In addition to the other possible causes mentioned by the other docs, the extraction site pain could be irritation to the soft tissue or gums from the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Treva Lee
Dr. Treva Lee answered
36 years experience Dentistry
Yes, but unlikely.: If the clot has been disturbed , a dry socket post-extraction can occur...Especially in smokers. Usually a medicated dressing is changed every other d ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer McAroy
17 years experience Dentistry
Dry socket: Once a clot has formed, the tissue has started to grow. Dry socket typically forms in the first 72 hrs. Gentle cleaning of the mouth is best.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dyess
38 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dry socket unlikely: The occurrence of dry sockets after wisdom tooth extraction is one of the more feared complications. The breakdown of the blood clot that naturally fo ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Neither can we: Without looking in your mouth, it is impossible for us to know if all is stable too. Call your dental surgeon, and they will know more what you are ta ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
37 years experience Dentistry
Normally after: the first week the chance of dry socket is minimal. Swelling is usually at the peak between days 3 and 5. Start out with weights that do not require e ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pain and bad taste: Dry sockets usually occur within 4-5 days following the removal of a tooth. Most dry sockets are associated with removal of teeth in the lower jaw an ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
43 years experience Orthodontics
Not very: Dry socket usually occurs in the first few days following tooth extraction. It is caused by losing the blood clot in the tooth socket and the bacteria ... Read More
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