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Can You Get A Dry Socket 7 Days After
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
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
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 as well. ...Read more
It had been 7 days since I got my wisdom teeth extracted. Is it possible for me to get a dry socket?
Dry socket usually starts sooner. Are you having any symptoms? Are you just wondering if you are safely out of the woods?
About 2% to 5% of people develop dry socket after a tooth extraction. The pain typically starts about 2 days after the tooth was pulled. If you look into the site where the tooth was pulled, there will just be whitish bone instead of a dark blood clot. ...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
How long before I am safe from getting a dry socket? I got a molar extraction 3 days ago and im scared and paranoid I might get a dry socket
Usually 3-4 days: If you follow your doctors care instructions dry socket is rare. Lower third molar (wisdom teeth) extractions are the most common place for this condition to occur, super rare with any other extraction. Not smoking and not drinking alcohol while the area is healing also helps prevent dry socket. ...Read more
I got 2 teeth removed (they are not wisdom teeth) it's been 3 days now and I was wondering if I could get a dry socket? I am very paranoid about this
Possible: But the odds are in your favor. Only 2-5 % of all extractions develop dry sockets (and my personal experience has been much less) if you see a large hole or have increasing pain or a bad odor coming from address I would return or talk to the dr. Who treated you for an evaluation asap. Good luck. ...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
Not unusual: Usually a dry socket occurs after 3-4 days, but it can become most painful after 7 days. If you have a dry socket, you need to see the dentist who extracted the tooth to have this checked. ...Read more
HMMM: Probably not however you may have food caught in the area that is healing so see your dentist and rinse rinse with warm salty water after eating to remove any food debris as well as gently brushing the area. ...Read more
Hi Dr. im 38yr. Old female.had my top and bottom left wisdoms out 8 days ago. Have to go tomorrow to get stiches out of bottom. Am I clear from dry socket?
Dry socket: A dry socket occurring at 8 days out would be extremely rare. By now, the soft tissue has more than likely away completely healed over the sockets. You should be clear to pretty much do anything. Hope this eases your fears ...Read more
Not typically: Dry socket usually occurs on days 3-5. Most cases are caused by smoking so if you don't smoke and you've made it this far it probably is not dry socket. Healing should be well underway by now if it was a routine extraction. If you are concerned about it have your dentist take a look. Good luck. ...Read more
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
It's been 140 hours or 5 days since all 4 of my wisdom teeth were removed. It possible to get dry socket? And can I eat anything I want?
Dry Socket: You may eat anything you wish or can eat comfortably, be sure to rinse with salt water three to four times daily to keep the area clean. At 5 days out the chances of a dry socket are minimal in my opinion. ...Read more
I got a wisdom tooth pulled 3 days ago and the scab is gone is this OK will I still get 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
It's 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: 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! ...Read more
Dr. Says 8 days I'm clear from dry socket in my top left and bottom.why is my jaw still sore after 8-9 days. I get stiches removed today as well.
Expectations: Your expectations are a bit different from what your body is telling you. Yes, after 8 days you are clear of dry socket, but you did have surgery... tissue was cut, maybe bone too. Teeth were removed. During healing, the opening and closing of your mouth tugs and pulls at the wound, making it sore. At this stage OTC anti-inflammatory meds should do the trick. Feel better soon. ...Read more
Two days post wisdom tooth extraction. No pain. No swelling. When should I stop worrying about dry socket? When will it appear if I do get it? Thanks!
Almost there: Continue the post op instructions given to you, and if you still feel great after another 24 to 36 hours, you've pretty much passed up a dry socket. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth removed 6 days ago. I may have disturbed the blood clot. Am I guaranteed to get dry socket? What would the hole look like if I did?
Not necessarily: Just to be sure, I would get back to the dentist/oral surgeon and be checked ...Read more
I had #19 and #3 tooth extraction/bone graft 6 days ago. What is my risk for dry socket? How long until I can be sure that I won't get dry socket?
Almost zero: After six days the tissue has really started to heal. Since you had the sockets packed with grafting material, covered with a membrane, and sutured closed, your chances of a dry socket are almost nil. ...Read more
Unlikely: Dry socket (alveolar osteitis) would be unusual if you had no pain after the extraction. If you had 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
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: 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
Yes: Dry socket (osteitis) following removal of wisdom teeth occurs approximately 5-10%. More common on lower wisdom teeth. ...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
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