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A 19-year-old female asked:

Wisdom teeth removed 2 days ago, checked surgery site noticed a visible hole/gap where i think the blood clot should be. theres a literal hole there now, i imagine food can get caught in there = dry socket. doesnt hurt right now, what do i do?

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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
First flush out any debris that may have entered the surgery site. You can get a water flusher device at any pharmacy and use it now. Did you have sutures? go back to surgeon for treatment and sutures if needed and dry socket paste if necessary.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
If you have no symptoms you are probably ok, Your Surgeon is responsible for your post-surgical care. You are probably OK. Call him/her to discuss ongoing care own your surgical sites.
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Last updated Nov 7, 2022

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