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A 30-year-old member asked:

I need to know what is wrong with this terrible pain after wisdom tooth extraction with no dry socket?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Donald Cohen
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 43 years experience
Dry socket: If you have terrible pain 2 days or more after your surgery that is not relieved with prescription pain meds you probably have a dry socket or possibly muscular pain. Most likely form what you have said it is a dry socket. You treat the symptoms not the appearance of the socket. Placing a medicated dressing in the socket will give relief within a few minutes usually.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How long after wisdom tooth extraction does dry socket develop?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Dry socket: It develops at any stage when the clot becomes dislodged and leaves the nerve endings and the bone unprotected. It is painful and must be attended to immediately.
Last updated Dec 17, 2013


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