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A 42-year-old member asked:

I wake up in such agony. is this a normal symptom after getting your wisdom teeth out or do i have dry sockets?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes and no: Without knowing how difficult your extractions were, one can't say whether your problem is normal. Pain is to be expected.. But for how long and how much depends on the severity of your surgery and your pain threshold. Call your surgeon for further guidance. It also may be a dry socket.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you get dry sockets twice from wisdom teeth?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Bates
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 37 years experience
Yes, but...: It's not really two dry sockets, it's more likely that the original dry socket you had just recurred after treatment. If you're still in pain, return to see the dentist or oral surgeon who treated you. It's possible it could be an infection, which may require additional treatment. Good luck!
Last updated Jun 3, 2013
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