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Will a dry socket heal itself?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Yes: Dry sockets heal themselves, but having your dentist place medicated dressings in the socket will make the process less painful. No need to suffer when help is just a phone call away.

Answered 7/30/2018

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Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Usually but: With the extreme pain involved and the increased amount of time necessary for healing, as well as the increased possibility of infection and other complications, it is better to see a dentist for a quick and easy treatment. Further, you also want to make sure it is nothing more than a dry socket.

Answered 7/30/2018

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Dr. Ronald Achong answered

Specializes in Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery

No: See a dentist to get treated asap if you have a dry socket.

Answered 11/9/2016

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