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What to do if I have a dry socket, but i don't feel so much pain. Is it dangerous?

What to do if I have a dry socket, but i don't feel so much pain. Is it dangerous?

Dry socket: Common post dental extraction complication. It could happened when the blood clot in the socket is lost prematurely, and the bone (socket) become exposed. If not painful is a self limiting condition and will be resolved in 7-10 days. Use a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid), keep the socket and your mouth clean. If concerned see your dentist for post-op examination. Take care. ...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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The taste in my mouth is bad. And sometimes when i spit it comes out yellow. Do I have dry socket?

Bad taste: Did you have your tooth removed recently? If not, it is unlikely the bad taste is from dry socket. Spitting something yellowish may be from draining fluid from nose into mouth--to see if this is happening, an ENT doctor can help you. Another reason for yellow spit may be from oral bacteria, which can cause bad taste if not removed frequently). A dentist can examine and help you with this issue. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth out recently but how do I know I have a dry socket?

You would know: Dry socket is very painful, sometimes even worse than the tooth pain that prompted a patient to seek an extraction. If you have dry socket, you would know. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long do I have to worry about dry socket?

A few days after: Usually dry sockets happen 2 or 3 days after the extraction. If you get, past this time frame you are probably safe. ...Read more

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What to do if i had 2 of my bottom teeth pulled how do I know if I have a dry socket?

What to do if i had 2 of my bottom teeth pulled how do I know if I have a dry socket?

Slow healing: It hurts, there is a hole there where bone is exposed and filling it with a sedative dressing makes it feel better. You really can't diagnose it yourself, you need to have a dentist see it. If the pain is not going away or getting worse, get it checked. ...Read more

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What can I do to know if I have dry socket?

What can I do to know if I have dry socket?

Dry socket: Don't worry or think about it. It's actually not that common. Follow your dentist's instructions, especially no smoking. You will know if you have it, you will be in severe pain 2-4 days following an extraction. If that's the case, see your dentist, as it's easily remedied. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have dry socket from wisdom tooth removal?

How do I know if I have dry socket from wisdom tooth removal?

Pain and bad taste: Dry sockets usually occur within 4-5 days following the removal of a tooth. Most dry sockets are associated with removal of teeth in the lower jaw and patients describe a foul taste accompanied with varying degrees of discomfort. If you are experiencing problems postoperatively your dentist or surgeon can advise you if you have a dry socket and provide treatment. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a dry socket?

Dry socket or not?: Dry socket has two simple signs: 1 aching, throbbing pain in the gum or jaw. 2. Horrible taste and smell in your mouth. Since dry socket occurs exclusively following a dental extraction, no extraction--no dry socket. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have a dry socket?

Dry socket or not?: Dry socket has two simple signs: 1 aching, throbbing pain in the gum or jaw. 2. Horrible taste and smell in your mouth. Since dry socket occurs exclusively following a dental extraction, no extraction--no dry socket. ...Read more

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