A 35-year-old female asked:
i am in excrutiating pain from a dry socket. how long will this last? i feel like i am dying!
2 doctor answers
Dr. Peter Karsant answered
38 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist NOW: Dry sockets are treated with iodoform gauze on a daily basis until the tissue granulates in to protect the raw exposed bone. In my experience it can take up to two weeks for the tissue to granulate in so that the gauze is not needed. Please see your dentist/os to prevent other problems.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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