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how long does it take for a dry socket to heal?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Few days: You will start to feel better quickly after you have treatment and the pain should be gone if a few days. Follow the instructions of your dentist or oral surgeon.
Answered on Sep 13, 2013
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience Dentistry
Depends: That depends on how large the bone defect (where the tooth was) is, how many days after the surgery it developed, and what contributing oral habits (such as smoking) you have. With treatment, they can heal pretty quickly, usually within a couple of weeks. If you don't see a dentist, they can linger for several weeks. So, see your dentist/oral surgeon and get the dry socket treated.
Answered on Apr 7, 2019
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