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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 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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Treating a Tooth Abscess (Checklist)

Don't add heat
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See dentist ASAP
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Have the tooth removed
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Go to the emergency room if swelling hinders breathing
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Can the pain from a dry socket come and go or is it constant? Tooth pulled 10days ago. 3-5X a day I get severe pain in jaw that lasts abt 20min

Can the pain from a dry socket come and go or is it constant? Tooth pulled 10days ago. 3-5X a day I get severe pain in jaw that lasts abt 20min

See your dentist: Yes it is an intermittent pains that come and go. There are risks associated with teeth removal like with any other surgery. The dry socket is the most common complication that characterized by dull, aching pain and a bad smell or taste coming from the empty tooth socket. See your dentist for post-op evaluation and dry socket treatment if needed. ...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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Treating a Tooth Abscess (Checklist)

See your dentist immediately
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Take all necessary prescribed medications as directed
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Follow up with proper treatment, either Root canal or extraction
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Discuss options for post-treatment care or replacement with dentist
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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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Treating a Tooth Abscess (Checklist)

see a dentist and have an x-ray
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have a root canal
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if not restorable, extract
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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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