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A 29-year-old male asked:

blood clot for lower wisdom tooth has fallen out within 48hrs. small amount of blood remains at bottom of socket. is this normal will i get dry socket?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Probably not: Probably not. If pain increases, likely a dry socket. In that case see doc who did extraction. Easy problem to treat.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
It is possible: Lower wisdom teeth that have been removed are more likely to develop dry socket. However, practicing good oral hygiene may prevent dry socket.

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Last updated Aug 30, 2018

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