A 25-year-old female asked:
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how long does dry socket take to heal? with wisdom teeth anything to help speed recovery! in major pain! all the way up to my ear and throbbing

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Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: Can vary. Check with dentist if pain severe. May be complications if so bad.
Answered on Nov 3, 2015
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Dry socket: See the dentist or oral surgeon that did the extraction ASAP if you think you have a dry socket. This needs treatment to relieve your pain and promote healing of the extraction site.
Answered on Nov 8, 2015
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Dry socket: Check back with your dentist or the surgeon who did the extraction to see if you have a dry socket or if there is another issue. A dry socket can be packed to reduce the pain.
Answered on Aug 23, 2016
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
7- 10 days: this is the amount of time needed for new tissue to grow to cover the dry socket. Prognosis is always good.
Answered on Nov 8, 2015

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