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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

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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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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

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I got a wisdom tooth pulled 3 days ago and the scab is gone is this OK will I still get dry socket?

Dry socket: If you get a dry socket, they usually occur within 1-2 days after an extraction, and are very painful. Make sure you follow the post-op instructions given to you by the surgeon and keep the surgical site clean. You might want to call the surgeon to see if they want to examine the surgical site before your next scheduled appt. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get dry socket from drinking beer 24 hours after getting teeth pulled?

Yes: It's possible to get a dry socket even without eating or drinking anything. Dry socket occurs when the blood clot in the socket is dislodged. Don't mix alcohol and narcotics... ...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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What is dry socket?? I had a tooth pulled three days ago and the pain is getting worse

What is dry socket?? I had a tooth pulled three days ago and the pain is getting worse

Dry socket: This refers to after a dental extraction the clot is prematurely removed or comes out . The socket and nerve stump is exposed to the environment and is usually painful ...Read more

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Can a dry socket form after you had a tooth pulled 5 days ago?

Yes: A dry socket (alveolar osteitis) can develop as late as 7 days post extraction. It happens when the blood clot dissolves prior to adequate healing of tissues to cover the bone in the socket which becomes exposed when a tooth is removed. ...Read more

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Got tooth pulled 8 days ago, am i in the clear for getting dry socket?

Got tooth pulled 8 days ago, am i in the clear for getting dry socket?

Probably: A dry socket usually occurs in the first few days. After that, the epithelium closes over the socket, basically preventing exposed bone. ...Read more

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How likely are you to get dry socket 4 days after a wisdom tooth removal?

Very likely: 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. ...Read more

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