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A 22-year-old female asked:

Dentist gave me alvogyl for dry socket; said no need to come back. how long is too long for alvogyl to be in my mouth? it's tucked in there tight.

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mrugesh Dalal
Specializes in Dentistry
Followup is needed.: Alvogyl paste has a antisptic & a analgesic & ananesthetic component.When you have a dry socket,this paste may help calm down the pain,& lets your wound heal slowly from bottom up.If it is along time since the paste was placed & you have pain,discomfort or lack of proper healing, you should go back to your dentist just for a check.If everything looked OK, your dentist would advise you so.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
3-5 days: The Alvogyl adheres well to the bone and protects the socket. The medication remains for 3-5 days as the socket heals. The dressing of a socket with Alvogyl is a very safe and effective treatment.

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