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Can I get a dry socket 6 days after my tooth was pulled?

Can I get a dry socket 6 days after my tooth was pulled?

Possible : It's possible that it's a dry socket. But, it's more likely that it's an infection or a 'bone spur'. Contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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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I got a tooth extraction on Tuesday, to is Saturday, and now today I have some slight pain...can I get a dry socket this late after?

Dry socket: A dry socket usually presents as severe pain 3-4 days after the extraction after a period when the pain was mild to moderate previously. Please contact the dentist who actually treated you for advice and ask if it's necessary to be seen for an evaluation at this time. ...Read more

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I just took out my molar i was spitting a lot for the first 6 hours i stopped now since i found out its bad so im swallowing now can I get a dry socket?

Home tooth removal: Tooth loss often is attended with socket infections. A professional will not only remove a bad tooth but also treat the underlying bone and gum infection. Just removing the tooth does nothing for the rest of the story. Get an md/dds/dmd evaluation without delay. You are still infected and will not heal in a timely manner. ...Read more

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If I smoke weed through my nose can I still get a dry socket? will I know if I have/am going to have one? It's been 72 hours after surgery. 4 pulled

If I smoke weed through my nose can I still get a dry socket? will I know if I have/am going to have one? It's been 72 hours after surgery. 4 pulled

Probably Not: Wow ... you're pretty serious about smoking weed if you are willing to both inhale and exhale smoke only through your nose rather than just wait a week or two. It's not clear to me whether its something specific about cigarette smoke or any smoke that increases your risk for "dry socket". Talk to your oral surgeon about it. BTW Smoking is an unhealthy delivery method for any drug. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth out last thurs. Can i still get a dry socket? I have an infection already & just took my 1st dose of amox.

Wisdom teeth out last thurs. Can i still get a dry socket? I have an infection already & just took my 1st dose of amox.

Maybe: Finish your antibiotics. Don't smoke, drink through a straw, no spitting (no negative pressure in your mouth) and you should be fine. ...Read more

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Can i get dry socket after a week?

dry socket: A dry socket does not usually start causing symptoms until about 4 days following an extraction and lasts about 2 weeks. Your dentist can pack the socket with a medicated material that will ease the pain. You may also need an analgesic to help out. ...Read more

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The day of wisdom extraction, can I get dry socket?

Yes but...: Dry Socket symptoms usually appear 2-4 days after the extraction not the day of. Smokers are usually the ones who get dry socket the most ...Read more

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Can I get dry socket on 8day old extraction. 2nd lower left molar. Thanks?

Average healing time is 7 days.: A dry socket usually revolves in a week as tissue fills in and covers the exposed bone however we often see dry sockets at 10-12 days. I personally had a dry socket for 2 weeks after a difficult wisdom tooth extraction in my early twenties. If you feel that you may have a dry socket, a visit to your surgeon or dentist is warranted. ...Read more

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Can I get dry socket after wisdom teeth removal?

Yes: A dry socket can occur with the removal of any tooth, although in my practice, it is quite rare with removal of teeth in the upper jaw. Smoking, vigorous rinsing, spitting and drinking through a straw should be avoided immediately postop as these actions may increase the risk of dislodging the blood clot. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if i can get dry socket after 11 days?

HMMM: Probably not however you may have food caught in the area that is healing so see your dentist and rinse rinse rinse with warm salty water after eating to remove any food debris as well as gently brushing the area. ...Read more

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When can I stop worrying about getting a dry socket after extraction?

3 to 5 dyas: A "dry socket" is a breakdown of the clot at the surgical site several days after surgery. If 5 days goes by and you feel fine, i wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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I just got my tooth pulled n i smoked a lil but didnt suck hard on it will i get a dry socket?

It is possible: it is important to wait at least 72 hours before smoking after any dental extraction. You must realize that there are chemical toxins in cigarette smoke, which can delay the healing after a surgery, and even cause serious complications such as dry socket. Take this opportunity to stop smoking permanently. ...Read more

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Blood clot came out after 3 days. How will I know if I get a dry socket?

Blood clot came out after 3 days. How will I know if I get a dry socket?

Blood clot: A dry socket is extremely painful. If little or no pain, you probably don't have a dry socket.
Don't hesitate to call your dentist or surgeon for post-op advice and a follow-up exam. ...Read more

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Can you get a dry socket after 3 weeks?

Can you get a dry socket after 3 weeks?

Unlikely: Dry socket (alveolar osteitis) would be unusual if you had no pain after the extraction. If you had it it may last that long but this is not common. If you are having problems please see the surgeon who preformed the procedure. ...Read more

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How can I make sure I don't get a dry socket?

How can I make sure I don't get a dry socket?

Prevention: Follow the oral surgeons directions concerning eating, drinking, oral hygiene. Basically, you don't want to dissolve or dislodge the blood clot protecting the extraction site. If you do, a dry socket may result & will need to be treated to prevent infection & pain. ...Read more

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For how long is it possible for me to get a dry socket?

Dry Socket: Generally develops in the first 24-48 hours after the extraction. If you follow all the PO instructions you should not have a problem. As the socket matures and heals you will need to continue rinsing as the socket heals from the bottom up and if food gets trapped it can be uncomfortable. check with your dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can get a dry socket after a week?

Please tell me if you can get a dry socket after a week?

Very unlikely: Dry sockets usually occur 2-4 days following the extraction. If you have any pain or problems, see the dentist who removed your tooth for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a dry socket that wasn't very painful?

Is it possible to get a dry socket that wasn't very painful?

Yes but...: Possible? Yes. But in the vast majority of cases, severe pain is associated with a dry socket. ...Read more

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When you get a dry socket does a clump of something come out?

Clot: A dry socket is the result of the breakdown of the blood clot. Food can become lodged in the socket and a lump of something can come out. If a dentist has seen you about the dry socket, he could have placed a treatment packing in the socket and it could have come out. If the pain has subsided, do not be concerned. It will ultimately heal. ...Read more

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Can you get a dry socket 6 days after the surgery?

Dry Socket: Typically a dry socket becomes painfully evident about 4 days following an extraction of a tooth. The greatest percentage of dry sockets occur in the lower arch. See your dentist who can pack the site with a special dry socket dressing. This, along with an analgesic, should keep you comfortable until the pain subsides and healing is underway. In about two weeks you should be comfortable. ...Read more

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Can you get a dry socket from snoring? Just curious.

No: Dry socket is a painful dental condition that can occur after a permanent tooth extraction when a blood clot dissolves. Snoring, the noise that emanates from the soft tissues of the oropharyngeal walls during inspiration, can become a component of sleep apnea. ...Read more

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When you get a dry socket, does it hurt as soon as the clot falls?

Dry Socket: It usually takes some time for the discomfort to set in, but there is not cut and dry rule, everyone is different. Just because what looks like a clot has come out, doesn't mean there still isn't some left inside the socket, enough to keep things ok. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a dry socket after they sewed the extractions sites shut?

Is it possible to get a dry socket after they sewed the extractions sites shut?

Possible, but not as: Likely since the protective blood clot is covered with mucosa. If the sutures come loose & one chews or rinses too vigorously, the clot may be dislodged & food & bacteria can enter & infect the bone. Follow oral surgeon's advice for post-op care. Return if pain worsens. ...Read more

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Can get a dry socket after 8 days of my molar being pulled?

Can  get a dry socket after 8 days of my molar being pulled?

Unlikely : Developing a "Dry Socket" after 8 days is highly unlikely, but you could have an infection. Call your dentist or oral surgeon to be professionally evaluated and treated if necessary. It is also possible that you may still be sore even 8 days after your extractions, if the surgery was a difficult one. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a dry socket if the removed tooth never broke through?

Yes: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lost it's blood clot. Treatment is to have a medicated dressing placed into the affected area. Antibiotics will not help a dry socket. ...Read more

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Was wondering if it would be too soon to drink or smoke after 3 days. Would i still get a dry socket?

Dry socket: Smoking is not a good thing to do any time, but if you are symptom free go ahead and have a smoke. Drinking alcohol and taking pain medication are never recommended as it might impair your respiratory drive. One or the other but not both. Any questions contact your dental surgeon. ...Read more

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I had my tooth pulled 4 days ago. Will i still get a dry socket?

Yes: Almost a week (often said "5 days") is a typical risk period for dry socket. If your socket is large and open, and there is not much clotted blood, you are more likely to have dry socket. Smokers have higher chance of getting it also. ...Read more