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 answer • 1 doctor weighed in
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.
4.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 41-year-old member asked:
How long after wisdom tooth extraction does dry socket develop?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
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.
5.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 17, 2013
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