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can you get dry socket 10 days after getting back lower molar pulled?

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Dr. David Eidman
37 years experience Dentistry
Delayed dry socket..: It would be unusual to develop a dry socket 10 days post-op, but not impossible. Typically a dry socket would develop on day 2, or day 3. By day 10, the assumption is that a good clot formed and the healing is well on the way. However, if something were to aggressively disrupt things in the area, it may be possible that a dry socket would ensue. Since they are very painful, get it treated asap.
Answered on Apr 25, 2016
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Dr. Charles Kattuah
23 years experience Dentistry
Not typically: Dry socket usually occurs on days 3-5. Most cases are caused by smoking so if you don't smoke and you've made it this far it probably is not dry socket. Healing should be well underway by now if it was a routine extraction. If you are concerned about it have your dentist take a look. Good luck.
Answered on May 12, 2016
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