A 41-year-old member asked:
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how long does it take for dry socket to heal?

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Dr. Nathaniel Chan
19 years experience Dentistry
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 itself. See your dentist to have the extraction site cleaned and to stimulate a new clot and it will heal very quickly.
Answered on Oct 5, 2019
Dr. Marshall Dicker
45 years experience Dentistry
dry socket: Once the dry socket paste/medication is placed relief should be usually within 24 hours. It may take the site a few weeks to heal but the pain should be gone quickly....If treated correctly.
Answered on Oct 5, 2019

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