A member asked:

How would you know if you've got a dry socket?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Dental evaluation: Severe pain, generally 2-3 days following the extraction of a tooth, when there was less pain prior, is a typical indication of a dry socket. Loss of blood clot and bad odor\taste are other symptoms. A trip to the dentist who can place some medication in the socket usually relieves pain and causes natural healing to resume quickly.

Answered 6/5/2013


Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Dry socket Dx: Dry socket has two simple signs: 1 aching, throbbing pain in the gum or jaw. 2. Horrible taste and smell in your mouth. See your dentist for confirmation and treatment.

Answered 8/21/2014



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