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A stitch came out and now there's a hole. Will I get dry socket?

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A stitch came out and now there's a hole. Will I get dry socket?

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 more

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


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Is it possible for you to get dry socket it if you had stitches put on extraction site?

Yes: The chances are less, but the clot can still be rejected resulting in a dry socket. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get dry socket if dentist stitches?

Is it possible to get dry socket if dentist stitches?

YES: A dry socket has nothing to do with whether or not the dentist used sutures [stiches], and happens often with wisdom tooth extractions. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Help please! Is dry socket still possible if stitches were put in to close the empty sockets?

Help please! Is dry socket still possible if stitches were put in to close the empty sockets?

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

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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

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Can you have dry socket in an extracted impacted tooth that is stitched up?

Can you have dry socket in an extracted impacted tooth that is stitched up?

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

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It been four days since all my top were removed and stitched and one of my far back bottom teeth am I safe from a dry socket.

It been four days since all my top were removed and stitched and one of my far back bottom teeth am I safe from a dry socket.

See your instruction: I'm sure if you saw an Oral Surgeon that they gave you very specific both written and verbal instructions. Follow the instructions to the letter. If you have concerns, schedule a post-surgical reevaluation. ...Read more

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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

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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 more

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I had 2 teeth extracted monday at 3pm, no stitches, am I still at risk for dry socket if I smoke? My dr said 48hrs it's been 96 120 hrs at 4pm

I had 2 teeth extracted monday at 3pm, no stitches, am I still at risk for dry socket if I smoke? My dr said 48hrs it's been 96 120 hrs at 4pm

Smoking: Smoking will increase risk of dry socket for as long as 7 days out. Smoking will slow and alter healing process, increase risk of oral, throat, pancreas, facial, lung cancer as well as stroke, heart damage kidney and liver damage, and can harm unborn. Your risk of severe damage to your body is greater than risk of dry socket. You've gone this long, please don't smoke. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth pain, how to tell if it's dry socket or stitches?

Wisdom tooth pain, how to tell if it's dry socket or stitches?

Timing: It is normal to have postoperative pain from wisdom tooth extractions. However bad the pain was, if it seems to get much much worse about 3-4 days following the extraction, then there is a good chance it may be a dry socket. Another symptom can be pain radiating up to your ear area. Dry sockets are usually from lower wisdom tooth extractions. Your dentist can treat a dry socket very easily. ...Read more

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4 wisdom teeth removed 7 days ago am I clear of dry socket? I have no harsh pain just achy. Dissolve Stitches are also in still what should I do?

4 wisdom teeth removed 7 days ago am I clear of dry socket? I have no harsh pain just achy. Dissolve Stitches are also in still what should I do?

Should be OK: 7 days is past the risk window for a dry socket. Significant pain and a foul taste are indications of that post-extraction complication. Depending on the complexity of the extractions a little achiness a week out is probably normal. If it isn't resolving in a few days, get it looked at though. Good Luck! ...Read more

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7 days ago all my top teeth pulled with sutures. Today the stitches started falling out. I saw a big hole with a white spot in it. Is it a dry socket?

Post extraction: It is common for sutures to come out after about a week. This is part of normal healing. If you had a dry socket you would have intense pain. Since you didnot say anything about pain, it is unlikely that you have a dry socket. Call the extracting dentist with you questions about healing concerns. ...Read more

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Surgeon remvd stitches & filled dry socket 3/4 wisd. Tooth extraction sites, was aware I took 1 baby asprin night bfore. What're my risks & what to do?

Surgeon remvd stitches & filled dry socket 3/4 wisd. Tooth extraction sites, was aware I took 1 baby asprin night bfore. What're my risks & what to do?

Discuss: Discuss concerns with dentists who can actually examine and treat you. An internet diagnosis is not possible and we would need substantially more information to even begin to advise you properly. ...Read more

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I had 4 wisdom teeth removed today. I can't help but smoke. What can I do to prevent dry socket. Will Stitch's help? I'm just very paranoid and worry

I had 4 wisdom teeth removed today. I can't help but smoke. What can I do to prevent dry socket. Will Stitch's help? I'm just very paranoid and worry

Explain: Explain your dilemma to your specialist Oral Surgeon and ask this question of him/her. The Surgeon will do everything possible to expedite your healing process, despite the fact that you are doing everything you can to interfere with healing. Smoking will dramatically increase risk of complications, and in the long run will probably kill you. Now would b e the perfect time to man up and quit. ...Read more

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Can I drink through a straw two weeks after top two wisdom teeth extraction (no stitches)? I am terrified of getting dry socket or causing any damage

Wisdom teeth: You are past the danger of dry socket and an return to normal eating and drinking. Call the extracting dentist if you have any questions, or concerns since they know your circumstances.
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Got 2 wisdom teeth (top&btm)out 7 days ago. Doc removed stitch n says it's healing ok today. Jaw still have slight pain. Is it normal, dry socket?

Normal: It does not appear to be dry socket... your pain would be quite severe and you would have a foul smell. Pain following wisdom tooth extraction can sometimes last for two weeks. Give it some time. ...Read more

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5 days post-op wisdom tooth extraction. Healing perfectly, dentist said I'm doing great. How to keep food out of the hole/stitches without irrigation syringe. Syringe may cause dry socket he said.

Rinse mouth: You can rinse your mouth each time you eat. When I had mine removed, I never had to use syringe to remove food. Of course, to minimize the discomfort, try to chew on the healthy side more until it heals. ...Read more

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Infected wisdom tooth removed 6d ago. Achey jaw/ear pain ystrday. Stitches out today--no dry socket but he put med pack anyway. Should I be concerned?

Infected wisdom tooth removed 6d ago. Achey jaw/ear pain ystrday. Stitches out today--no dry socket but he put med pack anyway. Should I be concerned?

Ask your dentist: It seems as you dentist has the situation under control, wisdom tooth still causing pain after a week can be an issue, if the pain is tapering of I would say that you are on you way to a good recovery, but this should be best addressed by your dentist. Good luck. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can you get a dry socket 6 days after the surgery?

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

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Can you get a dry socket from snoring? Just curious.

No: Dry socket is a painful dental condition that can occur after a permanent tooth extraction when a blood clot dissolves. Snoring, the noise that emanates from the soft tissues of the oropharyngeal walls during inspiration, can become a component of sleep apnea. ...Read more