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Can I Get A Dry Socket
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Absolutely: Always follow post op instructions to the letter as dry socket is very painful! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I had my wisdom teeth extracted 12 days ago. I think my blood clot came out on the bottom left. Is that bad? Will I get a dry socket?
No: dry sockets develop in the third or fourth day ...Read more
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
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
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
Yes but...: Possible? Yes. But in the vast majority of cases, severe pain is associated with a dry socket. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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