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A 35-year-old member asked:

How to determine if i get dry socket?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
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.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Pain & Bad Breath: and empty socket 3-4 days after tooth extraction. Keep a good oral hygiene and follow instructions, such as avoiding certain foods or caring for your wound properly. If concerned, see your dentist or oral surgeon.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How to determine if i got dry socket?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
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.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is dry socket and how do you get it?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Dry socket: Dry socket is a painful complication that can happen after tooth extraction. The pain typically starts about 2-3 days after extraction. Other symptoms of dry socket include bad breath and an unpleasant smell. The most important thing you can do to prevent a dry socket is follow the postoperative instructions by your surgeon.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is a good way to determine if you have dry socket?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Pain: Dry socket is a very painful condition that will sometimes happen about 3 or 4 days after an extraction. The healing blood clot is lost and the bone is exposed and does. Not heal properly. The dentist or oral surgeon who did the extraction can help. So call if youmthinkmyoumhave a dry socket.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can i get dry socket after a week?

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Dr. LaMont Gee
Dentistry 52 years experience
dry socket: A dry socket does not usually start causing symptoms until about 4 days following an extraction and lasts about 2 weeks. Your dentist can pack the socket with a medicated material that will ease the pain. You may also need an analgesic to help out.

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Last updated Feb 25, 2018

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