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A 43-year-old member asked:

How long after an extraction until you don't have to worry about dry socket?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
A Verified Doctoranswered
Dentistry 38 years experience
More than 2 weeks: Dry socket typically happens about a week or 10 days after an extraction and you would have severe pain.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Ten days: Dry sockets do not form ten days post op. If you think you have this condition, contact your dentist immediately for proper treatment.
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Dr. Justin Nelson
Pediatric Dentistry 18 years experience
Depends: Average is 10 days but it all depends on the treatment done, the skill of the dentist/Oral surgeon & you overall health. I see people with most issues within the 4-5 day more and then a total separate group around the 25-30day mark (usually about 5% of patients experiences issue after treatment in my experience). So it varies but just keep it clean and most people are out of the woods in 10 days
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A 47-year-old member asked:

I'm wondering how long do I have to worry about dry socket?

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 53 years experience
Dry socket : If you get a dry socket, it will happen within 3 days of an extraction. After that, normal healing is most likely taking place. If you have a dry socket, once it is packed by the dentist, the pain will abate. If you are having discomfort after your extraction, contact your surgeon for an examination.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

How long does dry socket last?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 44 years experience
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 antibiotics and antiinflammatory medications, see your dentist as needed. Hope you get better soon.
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