A 21-year-old male asked:
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79 hours after wisdom tooth extraction. is it normal to have a stinging pain ? what are the chances of me getting dry socket?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Sorry but: There is no good answer that i could give you over the internet. I suggest that you continue to follow your dentist's instructions, take some otc pain medication such as advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you would take for a headache; call your dentist and ask to be seen for post op evaluation. Perhaps he\she has a 24 hr emergency answering service.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pain not normal: 'stinging pain' surely sounds like more than would be expected. I would call the on-call dentist to discuss with them.
Answered on Aug 25, 2013

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Almost there: Continue the post op instructions given to you, and if you still feel great after another 24 to 36 hours, you've pretty much passed up a dry socket.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Highly unlikely: But if the surgical area is symptomatic, call the Dentist or Dental Specialist way did the extraction. They may want to see you for reevaluation, or ... Read More

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