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Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh Dr. Mehdizadeh
Dentistry
5 years in practice
Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
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Would I definitely get a dry socket if I smoke after getting two teeth removed?

Would I definitely get a dry socket if I smoke after getting two teeth removed?

Not necessarily: You will not necessarily develop a dry socket if you smoke after extraction, but this is a terrible idea. You have bleeding tissue and you're exposing it to smoke and tar! It will definitely complicate your healing. Save money; stop smoking :).

Dry Socket (Definition)

Occurs when there is a complication in the healing after a tooth extraction. It is an inflammation of the bone where a tooth was removed and the blood clot was lost, exposing the bone. Produces a foul ...Read more


Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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I had my two upper wisdom teeth removed a week ago. Am I still eligible to get dry socket? I've been eating soups and yogurts for a week.

I had my two upper wisdom teeth removed a week ago. Am I still eligible to get dry socket? I've been eating soups and yogurts for a week.

Unlikely: If you have not had any symptoms in a week, your socket is well on its way to healing. You may call your dentist if you have any doubt, however, it should be safe to return to normal diet. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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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.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Possible to get dry socket after 2 weeks?

Of course: Dry socket after tooth extraction is one of the most dreaded tooth extraction complications. The severe pain typically starts about 3-4 days after the tooth was extracted, but you can have a dry socket after 2 weeks. Take care.

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Dr. LaMont Gee Dr. Gee
Dentistry
47 years in practice
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
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Can I get dry socket after a week?

Dry socket: A dry socket does not usually start causing symptoms until about 4 days following an extraction and lasts about 2 weeks. Your dentist can pack the socket with a medicated material that will ease the pain. You may also need an analgesic to help out.

Dr. Peter Karsant Dr. Karsant
Dentistry
35 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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Wanted to know if I can get dry socket after 11 days?

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.

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Is it possible for you to get dry socket after a week?

Yes, it is possible: It is possible to develop a dry socket after one week, but it is on the late side. See your surgeon/dentist for post-op eval.

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Dr. Joel Doyon Dr. Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic
32 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Is it possible for you to get dry socket after 7 days or unlikely?

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.

Dr. Tarek Hamid Dr. Hamid
Dentistry
5 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Can you get dry socket twice in the same tooth?

Yes: 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.

Dr. James Hargan Dr. Hargan
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
19 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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Can you get dry socket if the blood clot remains?

Not likely: "dry socket" occurs when the blood clot fails to mature properly and thus the body begins to break it down.

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Dr. Robert Douglas Dr. Douglas
Dentistry - Orthodontics
47 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Can You Get Dry Socket AftercGetting 2Nd Molar Pulled With Sutures?

Not Usually: Dry socket is a condition that occurs when residual infection causes the blood clot to fail exposing the bone. If you experience pain after the initial soreness has eased, return to your dentist. Usually extractions heal without complications.

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Dr. Kenneth Comer Dr. Comer
Dentistry
32 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Is it possible to get dry socket after bone graft and stitches?

Is it possible to get dry socket after bone graft and stitches?

Very difficult: Its very difficult but can happen. See your doctor and get treatment quickly you don't want to loose that graft.

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Dr. Charles Kattuah Dr. Kattuah
Dentistry
19 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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Can you get dry socket 10 days after getting back lower molar pulled?

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.

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Dr. Daniel Quon Dr. Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
38 years in practice
University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry
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Can I get dry socket after wisdom teeth removal?

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.

Dr. Debra Haselton Dr. Haselton
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
23 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ryan Woodman Dr. Woodman
Dentistry
years in practice
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Would it be possible to get dry socket after having a tooth extracted and bone grafting done?

Dry socket hurts!!: 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. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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How to determine if I get dry socket?

How to determine if I get dry socket?

Dental evaluation: Severe pain, generally 2-3 days following the extraction of a tooth, when there was less pain prior, is a typical indication of a dry socket. Loss of blood clot and bad odor\taste are other symptoms. A trip to the dentist who can place some medication in the socket usually relieves pain and causes natural healing to resume quickly.

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Dr. Bradley Peckler Dr. Peckler
Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Can you get a dry socket after 3 weeks?

Can you get a dry socket after 3 weeks?

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.

Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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What is dry socket and how do you get it?

What is dry socket and how do you get it?

See this:: Http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/dry-socket-symptoms-and-treatment.

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