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Can A 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
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
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
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
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
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
Once they put it in, you will have almost instant relief. It will taste horrible, but you won't be in pain. It improves the healing time and within a few days it should be relatively healed up and after a few weeks you won't know anything was even done there. The medication just aides the natural healing process.
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Once identified: And appropriately treated by your dentist, the pain resolves shortly thereafter. Re- applications of the medicated dressing might be needed every few days for a week or so, depending on what treatment approach is taken. Obviously avoid alcohol and cigarettes in the interim. ...Read more
Just got treated for dry socket today. Pain went away! How long until dry socket heals... Or until pain completely goes away?
1 week or more: A dry socket indicates that it will take the body much longer to heal than normal. If the normal person begins to feel better after 2-3 days, it is not unusual to see healing delayed for a week or longer in cases of dry socket. ...Read more
Had dry socket they packed It with medicine on the 17th. Still have white stuff showing and hurts to touch. Is this normal? How long to heal?
Just a thought:
But it sounds like you may have an infection!! Re-check your situation again with your Dentist/Oral Surgeon!
Just a thought!
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I had dry socket and it was treated. This is the 2nd day without gauze and no pain just littleache. Is it supposed to be achy while it stills heals?
Yes: Being a little achy after having a dry socket is perfectly normal. This will probably continue for 5-7 days. ...Read more
How long should it take for a dry socket to heal if you have the socket treated with the antibiotic pad applied?
10 days: You need to have socket paste placed by your dentist to heal faster and properly, while he monitors it. ...Read more
Flying with a dry socket does it cause any harm or make it worse, also will it ever heal as it has been 6 days, please advice!!! : (?
Dry socket: Flying with a dry socket should have no effect, either way. Most dry sockets heal even without treatment, unless of course it is or does become infected. This is not something that you can determine on your own. I suggest you see a dentist to confirm that there is no infection or other complication to healing. Why suffer? As dry sockets are easily & quickly remedied with proper treatment. See DDS! ...Read more
Relief: Noting but time can "heal" a dry socket, unfortunately. ...Read more
I got my wisdoms out 3 weeks ago. All are healed but 1. This 1 still has an open socket and has dull pain. If it's a dry socket will it heal itself?
See your surgeon: For evaluation, x-ray and treatment if needed. It is not at all normal to still be in pain after 3 weeks. ...Read more
I had dry socket and it was treated 7days ago I still see the bone. No pain. Is it normal healing or turning into drysocket again? Or will it just heal
Wait: If pain comes back, the dry socket should be reviewed. The "bone' should start to be covered bu gum tissue. Shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more
Have a dry socket. The oral surgeon packed it with meds on Monday. I can't even rinse it without pain. Is this ever going to heal?
Be gentle & wait: Dry socket is usually due to loss of blood clot covering the exposed bone and tissue. Over time this clot is replaced by healing tissue that covers the bone & exposed tissue. This also will cause reduction of pain. This process usually takes about 2 to 3 weeks. Be gentle to avoid removing the healing tissue tissue while rinsing or hygiene care. If pain lasts longer than 3 weeks have it checked. ...Read more
Gums grow: The tissue grows over the extraction site. Tissue in the mouth heals and grows very quickly. ...Read more
Its been 9 days since my upper teeth pulled. What should my gums look like? When can I stop worrying about dry socket? Does it heal inside it first?
Dry socket: If you were to get dry socket this happens within the first 3 days after extraction at 9 days post extraction its not an issue to worry about. Dry socket is also more common for lower wisdom teeth then other teeth ...Read more
Had my lower right 3rd wisdom tooth extracted 10/18/13. Developed dry socket. Dentist treating since 10/22. Still not 100%. When will I heal? No infec
I have a prescription mouthwash to help heal dry socket and my tongue isn't numb but feels weird. Any clue why?
Possible...: It may be temporary and related to the extraction, the mouth rinse, or something unrelated.... If it continues, see the dentist. ...Read more
How long does dry socket take to heal? With wisdom teeth Anything to help speed recovery! In major pain! All the way up to my ear and throbbing
Dry socket: See the dentist or oral surgeon that did the extraction ASAP if you think you have a dry socket. This needs treatment to relieve your pain and promote healing of the extraction site. ...Read more
Can dry socket occur 2 months after your gums heal very nicely? Achy & itchy throat, ear and jaw ache, eye twitch, neck pops, same side as extractions
Post op symptoms: Your symptoms do not indicate that it's a dry socket. Dry socket usually occurs within the first week of an extraction. You should get an xray of the area and have a dentist examine the extraction site carefully. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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