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Doctor insights on: Alvogyl And Dry Socket

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Dentist gave me Alvogyl for dry socket; said no need to come back. How long is too long for Alvogyl to be in my mouth? It's tucked in there tight.

Dentist gave me Alvogyl for dry socket; said no need to come back. How long is too long for Alvogyl to be in my mouth? It's tucked in there tight.

Followup is needed.: Alvogyl paste has a antisptic & a analgesic & ananesthetic component. When you have a dry socket, this paste may help calm down the pain, & lets your wound heal slowly from bottom up. If it is along time since the paste was placed & you have pain, discomfort or lack of proper healing, you should go back to your dentist just for a check. If everything looked OK, your dentist would advise you so.

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Dry Socket (Definition)

Occurs when there is a complication in the healing after a tooth extraction. It is an inflammation of the bone where a tooth was removed and the blood clot was lost, exposing the bone. Produces a foul ...Read more


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What can I do to take care of a dry socket after having alvogyl?

Alvogyl: After being treated with alvogyl for a dry socket, you should be able to resume your normal activities with relative comfort. Follow the post care instructions provided by the dental professional caring for you and implement meticulous oral hygiene. A dry socket will usually take a little longer to heal so try to be patient as you continue to heal.

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Alvogyl came out after 3 days of dry socket treatment. I don't feel any pain but should I go see the dr. And put the another alvogyl? Or let it be?

Let it be: The medication placed in your socket was to relieve pain until your socket started healing. No pain means you do not have to replace the Alvogyl.

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What is "dry socket"?

Bad: Basically the clot that was supposed to form after tooth extraction is either never formed or removed....Both usually due to improper care. It's the exposure of bone and great pain follows. Http://www. Animated-teeth. Com/dry-sockets/a1-dry-sockets. Htm should help you with all the info.

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Signs of a dry socket?

Dry socket or not?: Dry socket has two simple signs: 1 aching, throbbing pain in the gum or jaw. 2. Horrible taste and smell in your mouth. Since dry socket occurs exclusively following a dental extraction, no extraction--no dry socket.

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What are the signs of dry socket?

What are the signs of dry socket?

Loss of blood clot: Signs of dry socket most often involve loss of the blood clot in the socket. Symptoms of dry socket involve severe pain in the jaw that is not relieved by pain medication. Placing a sedative dressing into the socket, after debriding the area is usually the required treatment. This is often needed several times for a week or two.

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How to ease the pain of dry socket?

Dry socket: See your dentist for treatment and packing to protect the exposed bone.

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What are signs of not having dry socket?

What are signs of not having dry socket?

Having a clot: Not having a dry socket you would see a clot in the extraction site and if sutured then the suture would still be in place and the site closed. You may still have foul smelling orders from food possibly getting in the site or under the sutures. Basically if there is a clost in the site and no exposed bone then you don't have a dry socket.

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How can I prevent dry socket?

Additional notes: Just a few things to add to dr. Sandroff's note. There are some other general factors that make you more or less prone to a dry socket. Sites on the upper jaw are much less likely to end up with dry socket. Typically dry socket occurs with lower molars. Of course, sometimes you can do everything right and you'll still get one. Sometimes you just get the short end of the stick...Sorry : (.

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What is the cure for dry socket?

What is the cure for dry socket?

Seek help: Go to the professional that treated you and let them evaluate the situation. There is a medication that can be packed into the socket which will help relieve the pain. Also, you may need some pain medication until the socket begins to heal. If the area is infected you may need antibiotics.

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Can you drink with a dry socket?

Can you drink with a dry socket?

Dry socket: A dry socket is an extraction site that has lost its clot. The bare bone is exposed causing pain. It will eventually heal with or without dental treatment. Drinking alcohol and mixing pain medication is never a good idea. Alcohol is never the answer to fixing a problem.

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How can I prevent getting a dry socket?

How can I prevent getting a dry socket?

Significant: A dry socket is infection that develops in the bone socket. The oral cavity is loaded with bacteria that can infect a socket that has lost its blood clot. It is best treated by careful debridement to remove the layer of infected bone and to restart bleeding that important in the development of a full socket blood clot. Perscription antibiotic and anti inflammatory medication is often indicated.

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What to do for dry socket if osteoporosis?

What to do for dry socket if osteoporosis?

Clove oil: If you can't get in to a dentist, try cleaning it out and then using a bit of clove oil. Having osteoporosis really doesn't make any difference when it comes to how we treat a dry socket.

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Can you drink fizzy drink with dry socket?

If the dry socket: Has been / is being treated, then it would be okay to drink it. Hope this helps.

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How bad is dry socket supposed to smell?

Depends: Dry sockets are not usually a result of an infection but dislodging of a blood clot exposing the bone within the socket.

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In dentistry: what exactly is a dry socket?

Dry Socket: Dry sockeet occurs when the healing blood clot and granulation tissue comes out of the socket and the socket bone is exposed. Literally becoming a dry socket of exposed bone. Can be very painful.

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What are the signs and symptoms of dry socket?

Two to three: Two to three days after your extraction if you have some uber sensitivity to cold with much throbbing like the pounding of your heart inside those sockets there is a chance they are dry or infected. Best to let the surgeon place a dry socket dressing or paste down in the socket to soothe it and help it to re-heal. If you are taking any meds for osteoporosis or chemotherapy please let your doc know.

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What does dry socket look like if it's healing?

Exposed bone: Dry socket is the very painful condition where the healing blood clot is lost and the bone is exposed to the environment. So initially it will look like an empty hole. Many times you can see the bone. As it is healing this hole will fill in with tissue. You need to see the dentist who did the extraction for treatment.

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What are common signs of an infected dry socket?

Dry socket signs: 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.

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