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how long will it take for dry socket to heal?

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Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Depends.: Dry sockets take longer to heal if you smoke. They do eventually heal on their own. It can take a few days or a few weeks. Seeing a dentist for care of the dry socket will help it heal faster and with less discomfort by packing the socket with medicated gauze or dressing. This should be changed every day or 2 until it heals.
Answered on Dec 15, 2018
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Dr. Jay Kansal
13 years experience Dentistry
About 5 days: A dry socket is exposed bone, it can either by remedied by establishing another blood cloy, it or will naturally start to heal and the pain goes away in approx 5 days.
Answered on Dec 15, 2018
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Dr. Guy Hanson
36 years experience Dentistry
2-3 weeks`: Dry socket is an infection of the jaw bone that arises when the clot comes loose from the socket. Suction (drinking through a straw, spitting) can cause this as can smoking or alcohol contact, even mouth washes.
Answered on Oct 5, 2013
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