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Can You Get Dry Socket With Stitches
Not likely: The stitch coming out will not cause a dry socket if there is a healthy clot in the extraction site. It may appear that there isn't but the extraction site is as long as tooth that was in it and the primary area that dry socket occurs is more than 3 mm below the surface of the gum. The hole you see is probably very shallow. Follow your post operative instructions and consult your dentist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post op pain: You may just be dealing with some aggressive post operative pain associated with the difficult extraction. Impacted teeth tend to require the removal of bone and require more healing time than erupted teeth. If its been over a week and there's still pain or more pain, contact your dental surgeon. ...Read more
I was stitched up afterwards, but some say that does not prevent dry socket. How do I know if I have it?
Pain: The hallmark for dry socket is extreme pain that feels like it radiates to your ear and entire lower jaw. Usually things seem ok for the first couple days after the surgery then around 72hrs, the pain hits you like a ton of bricks. If you are just having a little soreness you're probably alright, otherwise have it checked out. ...Read more
Post op pain: You may just be dealing with some aggressive post operative pain associated with the difficult extraction. Impacted teeth tend to require the removal of bone and require more healing time than erupted teeth. If its been over a week and there's still pain or more pain, contact your dental surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my top wisdom tooth extracted (not impacted & no stitches). It's been 5 days, can I stop worrying about dry socket now?
Yes: But continue to follow the post surgical instructions provided to yo by the treating Dentistmor Oral Surgical Specialist. ...Read more
Can the oral surgeon tell if I have dry socket without opening the stitches? Have migraines 4 days later. Don't have $ for more sedation.
Dry socket?: Yes a surgeon can tell a dry socket without removing sutures but migraines are not really associated with dry socket. I would return to your oral surgeon to have the extraction sites checked. There probably will be no charge for the visit as a post-op followup. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long do I have to keep worrying about getting dry socket? I had my wisdom teeth surgically extracted on the 17th. I only had three. I only had one on the bottom, and it was coming in almost sideways. It's stitched on that one. The top two just kind of
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