U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can i get dry socket after a week?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. LaMont Gee
Dentistry 52 years experience
dry socket: A dry socket does not usually start causing symptoms until about 4 days following an extraction and lasts about 2 weeks. Your dentist can pack the socket with a medicated material that will ease the pain. You may also need an analgesic to help out.

Similar questions

Canada
A male asked:

Can you get a dry socket after 3 weeks?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr.
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Unlikely: Dry socket (alveolar osteitis) would be unusual if you had no pain after the extraction. If you had it it may last that long but this is not common. If you are having problems please see the surgeon who preformed the procedure.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Why am i having dry socket after two weeks?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 52 years experience
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.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for you to get dry socket after a week?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 52 years experience
Dry socket: A dry socket is the result of an extraction site not forming a clot, and is extremely painful. This will happen within 1-2 days after the extraction. If you have had no serious pain for a week, then you do not have a dry socket. If you are having discomfort a week after an extraction, return to your surgeon to have the area examined.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Please tell me if you can get a dry socket after a week?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Very unlikely: Dry sockets usually occur 2-4 days following the extraction. If you have any pain or problems, see the dentist who removed your tooth for an evaluation.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Possible to get dry socket after 2 weeks?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
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.
Last updated Apr 8, 2019

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.