A 44-year-old female asked:
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how long after having a tooth extraction(1 week ago) and dry socket packing (2 days ago) should the swelling in my face go down.?

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Dr. Victor Zeines
50 years experience Dentistry
Usually a few days: This may take longer since you had a dry socket which means that you lost the original blood clot that was filling the area where the tooth was removed. That area is still irritated. Try trameel from health food store. Get the liquid and place 6 drops under tongue four times a day for a few days.
Answered on Sep 25, 2016
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Dr. Majid Jamali
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Swelling : The swelling should have gone down by now. Make sure you keep seeing your surgeon and watch out for an infection.
Answered on Jul 29, 2013
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Dr. Marguerite Myers
44 years experience Dentistry
2 weeks post- op: It usually takes 2 weeks post op to have your swelling totally resolve. This is dependent on the extent of the surgery, your medical condition, tooth impactions, and so forth. Please contact your surgeon about your particular circumstances, and take care...
Answered on Jul 29, 2013
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Almost there: Continue the post op instructions given to you, and if you still feel great after another 24 to 36 hours, you've pretty much passed up a dry socket.
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