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Doctor insights on: Can A Dry Socket Heal On Its Own

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Does dry socket heal on its own?

Does dry socket heal on its own?

Better option: Is to see your dentist as soon as possible for several reasons. First- you want to ensure that there is no infection present. Second-dentist can apply medication so that pain relief is simple and quick and will promote faster healing. Third- why suffer unnecessarily when this type of post operative treatment is generally at no cost to you as part of follow up care? Finally (see comment) -->. ...Read more

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Dry Socket (Definition)

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


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Will a dry socket heal with only one packing? I went to ER (my dr out of town) ER dr said hole is closed there's nothing for him to pack...Help!

Will a dry socket heal with only one packing? I went to ER (my dr out of town) ER dr said hole is closed there's nothing for him to pack...Help!

Dry socket: Actually, a dry socket will heal even without any packing. It will just be painful and take much, much longer to heal. Although a physician in an emergency room is not quite the same as a dentist for a dental evaluation, if you are substantially out of pain, there is no need to repack the socket. You should still see your dentist for a follow up evaluation just to make sure all is ok. ...Read more

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Would a dry socket eventually heal?

Dry socket: If you have a dry socket, see your dentist. He will pack the socket with a medicated paste that will stop the pain. A clot will then form and the dry socket will heal. ...Read more

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How long does dry socket take to heal?

Long time: Dry socket occurs when the blood clot that is supposed to form and seal the hole from an extraction comes out. The extraction site is therefore unable to heal. Go see your dentist because they can clean out the dry socket, re stimulate bleeding and there will be relief almost immediately. ...Read more

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How long will it take for dry socket to heal?

How long will it take for dry socket to heal?

About 5 days: A dry socket is exposed bone, it can either by remedied by establishing another blood cloy, it or will naturally start to heal and the pain goes away in approx 5 days. ...Read more

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How long does it take for dry socket to heal?

dry socket: Once the dry socket paste/medication is placed relief should be usually within 24 hours. It may take the site a few weeks to heal but the pain should be gone quickly....If treated correctly. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a dry socket take to heal?

Dry Sockets : Dry sockets can be very painful, lasting a few weeks. If you suspect a dry socket. You should contact the doctor that did the extractions and hopefully have the areas packed to get some relief, otherwise you will be trying to kill the pain with pain meds that are likely not to help too much. Once healed, you should be fine, but it can take some time, up to a week or two. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does it take for dry socket to heal?

Depends: Usually if treated properly, patients feel relief quickly. However, the pain can last longer. If the pain is more than a few days then there probably may be another issue present. Consult with your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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