can i get a dry socket 6 days after my tooth was pulled

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

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

Yes

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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.
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Dr. Leon F. Gerard answered:

Its been 5 days 0r 140 hours since my wisdom tooth surgery. Should my gums be healed yet? And can i eat whatever i want? Will i get dry socket?

No

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No, ur gums r not healed yet it will still take a couple more wks at least. No, u should still try to keep a softer diet and stay away fr the surg areas and keep rinsing with warm salt water gently. No, if u haven't gotten a dry socket yet ur not likely to: the symptoms usually start ~3-4 days postop. The surgeon should have scheduled u to return for PO chk in 7 days - do this!!!
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How likely are you to get dry socket 4 days after a wisdom tooth removal?

Very likely

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For most people who develope dry sockets after tooth removal...appears after a few days following the event. It doesn't happen immediately. That pain a few days after extraction is probably a dry socket. To help yourself go back and see the doctor who will pack in a sedative material in the hole. It may work the first time or take many visits. It could be something else...so GO.
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Is it possible to get a dry socket if the removed tooth never broke through?

Yes

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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.
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Dr. Tarek Hamid answered:

Can you get dry socket twice in the same tooth?

Yes

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Yes you can if dislodging the blood clot that forms inside the socket and therefore disturbing the healing process,dry socket can happen again bad again and might get worse and leads to osteomyelitis which is inflammation of the bone of the jaw.
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Dr. Treva D. Lee answered:

Is it possible to get dry socket twice on the same wisdom tooth?

Yes, but unlikely.

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If the clot has been disturbed , a dry socket post-extraction can occur...especially in smokers. Usually a medicated dressing is changed every other day or so which would prevent the formation of another dry socket, or exposed bone
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Is it possible to get dry socket over a week after tooth extraction?

Dry Socket?

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Possible? yes. Likely? no. Usually patients become aware of a problem 2 to 4 days after the extraction.
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Would it be possible to get dry socket after having a tooth extracted and bone grafting done?

Dry socket hurts!!

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Dry socket feels like your head will explode. There is no dancing around it. What you have is probably normal postoperative discomfort. The risk of dry socket is low with grafting. If you have any doubts your dentist will be happy to take a quick look I'm sure.
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Dr. Joseph Wineman answered:

I might have to have my top wisdom tooth out soon and i'm so scared! also, how easy is it to get dry socket?

Top wisdom teeth

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Have to say upper wisdom teeth removal is pretty easy/routine. As your cheek will cover the extraction site, it is less likely that you will get a dry socket. Best advice is to refrain from smoking, carbonated beverages and hard physical activity for the first few days after surgery. Surely your dental surgeon will give some post-op instructions to follow.
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