A 36-year-old member asked:
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how long does dry socket pain usually last?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Soon if treated: If you truly have a dry socket, where the clot has washed out of the socket where a tooth was removed, leaving bone exposed to the oral environment, prompt treatment will help eliminate quickly. Go back to the oral surgeon who performed the extraction. He can medicate and seal off the socket which will give you quick relief.
Answered on Oct 22, 2016
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Specializes in Dentistry
A day or two: If the dry socket is treated by your dentist, pain should subside in a day or two. If it doesn't, go back to your dentist and have the area looked at again.
Answered on Aug 16, 2017

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