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A female asked:

had the medicine packing put in on monday for a dry socket just lost it all mad bleeding a little but is this normal or should i contact my dentist?

4 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Satloff
Pain Management 40 years experience
Contact the doctor: Best to repack the socket, and leave it undisturbed
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 39 years experience
See your dentist: Best to see the dentist who did the extraction so he can check the healing and determine if the packing should be replaced. Some packings are designed to be removed, others dissolve over time.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
See your dentist: The packing needs to be changed by the dentist 2-5 times over a 1-2 weeks period. You will be OK.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Always best: Always best to contact the treating General Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon whenever you have this, or any other question, about your care. Repacking may be necessary, but only your practitioner will know for sure.

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