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What could cause a dry socket?

What could cause a dry socket?

After extraction: If the blood clot which forms in the socket is lost - then you can develop what is known as a dry socket. They are very painful and need to be professionally treated. ...Read more

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Dry Socket (Definition)

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


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What causes a dry socket after wisdom teeth? I'm going to have my wisdom teeth removed, and am worried about dry socket. What causes it? .

Difficult extraction: Excessive trauma is thought to be the main cause. Very difficult impactions are best handled by an oral surgeon to maximize skill and minimize post op complications. However dry sockets do occur from time to time. ...Read more

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If i eat rice can that cause a dry socket? Its been 6 days since my wisdom teeth surgery.

If i eat rice can that cause a dry socket? Its been 6 days since my wisdom teeth surgery.

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 more

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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?

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

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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 more

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Vomiting after extracting cause dry socket?

Vomiting after extracting cause dry socket?

Yes: The action of vomiting may dislodge or loosen the blood clot protecting the bone of healing socket. This could lead to loss of clot, exposed bone of socket, the dry socket is possible. If it happens within the first 24hrs, more likely to occur. ...Read more

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I just had a tooth pulled will benedryl cause dry socket?

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I just had a tooth pulled will benedryl cause dry socket?

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 more

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Can throwing up cause dry socket?

Can throwing up cause dry socket?

Yes it can: Throwing up normally haste acidic contents and in cases the bold clot dislodge from the extraction socket that causes dry socket. ...Read more