A 56-year-old member asked:
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I was wondering is it possible to get dry sockets 4 days after wisdom tooth surgery?

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Dr. Joseph Wineman
39 years experience in Dentistry
Dry sockets: Dry sockets (osteomyelitis) using happens around 48-72 hours after wisdom teeth surgery. It's because the blood clot has broken down and the bare bone is exposed. You will eventually heal but it will be painful. Your surgeon can treat the dry socket to make it feel much better. Give them a call tomorrow.
Answered on Dec 20, 2013

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