A 32-year-old male asked:
can i develope a dry socket after 7 days? lower wisdom teeth removed. after salt water rinse i noticed a tiny bit of blood clot fall out. what now?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Spasoje Neskovic answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Normal fecovery: I think that it is normal healing and just rinse your mouth with warm saline water and you will get better, if not better see your dentist.
Answered on Nov 17, 2020
Dr. Forrest Jones answered
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Dry socket may last up to several weeks, although treatment can markedly reduce the pain symptoms. Hope that helps.
Answered on Sep 23, 2017
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
53 years experience Orthodontics
Unusual: Unusual to develop a dry socket after a whole week as gone by. The blood clot in the extraction site will gradually dissolve over time. If you have any discomfort, call your Surgeon immediately. In all probability you will be just fine.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Not likely: The pain typically starts about 2-3 days after the tooth was extracted. Other symptoms of dry socket include bad breath and an unpleasant smell. The most important thing you can do to prevent a dry socket is follow the postoperative instructions by your surgeon. If concerned see your surgeon for post-op check.
Answered on Jun 7, 2016
Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered
36 years experience Dentistry
Not typically: if you had a dry socket you would have intense pain. Continue to follow the post op instructions. Continue rinsing and following a soft diet. Call the extracting dentist if you have any concerns or questions. You should be past the time of dry socket.
Answered on Jun 2, 2018
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