A member asked:

Why am i having dry socket after two weeks?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Dry socket: A dry socket occurs when no clot forms in an extraction site, usually occurs immediately after surgery, and is usually very painful. If you have a dry socket, see your dentist or oral surgeon to have it treated. If it is not painful it is probably not a dry socket. It may be that the extraction site is just slowly filling in. Again, if you are unsure, have it examined by your dentist or oral surg.

Answered 10/18/2013


Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Be patient: A dry socket can last from 1-6 weeks. Keep a good oral hygiene and follow instructions, such as avoiding certain foods or caring for your wound properly. If concerned, see your dentist or oral surgeon.

Answered 12/22/2015



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