A 35-year-old member asked:
i'm wondering how long does it take for dry socket to heal?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi answered
24 years experience Dentistry
"A while"...: Depending on how the dry socket is treated, (just waiting? Blood clot is still there or gone? Dry socket paste is placed already? Etc., etc...) this kind of question cannot be answered. It is best to ask your dentist so that you get the answer specific to your condition. It may take as little as a few days, but with a certain medications or medical history, it could take weeks possibly.
Answered on May 7, 2016
Dr. Ronald Achong answered
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Usually if treated properly, patients feel relief quickly. However, the pain can last longer. If the pain is more than a few days then there probably may be another issue present. Consult with your dentist or an oral surgeon.
Answered on Feb 27, 2016
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