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Causes Of Dry Socket
Not likely: If it has been six days you are most likely past the chance of getting a dry socket. The main causes of dry socket are a difficult extraction (a lot of tissue manipulation), excessive and heavy rinsing, smoking, and alcohol. If you tend to be anemic or have thin blood you are more prone to dry sockets and high impact exercise right after the extraction can jar the clot loose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just had 2 teeth pulled today. Can swallowing cause dry socket or is using a straw and or smoking usually the cause of dry socket ? Not wisdom teeth
Dry Socket: A dry socket occurs when the blood clot that formed in the extraction site is dislodged. This can occur with almost any action that disturbs the site. Refrain from gargling, rinsing, drinking through a straw, and smoking during the healing process. Normal swallowing usually does not cause any problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 20 yr old daughter had all 4 wisdom teeth extracted a week ago today, can she start to drink from a straw today or can it still cause a dry socket?
Should be ok: Your doctor should have given the full instructions even before you left the doctor's office....a week is a long time, incase, your doctor instructed not to.....there has to be a specific reason, please call them and clear your concerns ...Read more
NO: Dry socket occurs due to infection, causing loss of the fibrin clot, exposed the bone, causing osteomyelitis (bone inflammation) and necrosis, thus is termed "dry socket". Usually happened to smoker, immune deficient individual, diabetics, alcohol, and steroid user. These problems results in lower immunity and higher incidence of infection. Dry socket usually occurs day 3 after extraction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer