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Possible to get dry socket after 2 weeks?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Possible: It is possible to have a dry socket 2 weeks after an extraction it it typically occurs sooner than this. An infection can happen in this time period.There would be intensive pain with a dry socket. Please call the dentist that did your extraction about your symptoms. They cn determine what is going on and what treatment is needed. Call today.

Answered 1/22/2021

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Of course: Dry socket after tooth extraction is one of the most dreaded tooth extraction complications. The severe pain typically starts about 3-4 days after the tooth was extracted, but you can have a dry socket after 2 weeks. Take care.

Answered 6/15/2017

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Yes: The healing time ( the chance of a dry socket,) varies from extraction to extraction and from patient to patient, depending upon severity of the extraction, the healing system of the patient and the clinician extracting the teeth/tooth. The patient needs to follow post-op instructions, not drink through a straw and not be too aggressive with eating, rinsing and cleaning. Some people just get

Answered 8/16/2017

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