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Can You Get Dry Socket After 2 Weeks
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Absolutely: Always follow post op instructions to the letter as dry socket is very painful!
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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