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Do I Have A Dry Socket
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 Wisdom teeth removed 80 hrs ago, currently in no pain, on Ibuprofen, Amoxicillin. See gum holes near 3 teeth, how do I know if I have a dry socket?
Symptoms: No pain, no swelling, no smell, 80+ hours after the extractions. Sounds like you do not have dry sockets. ...Read more
Dry socket : There are risks associated with teeth removal like with any other surgery. The dry socket is the most common complication that characterized by dull, aching pain and a bad smell or taste coming from the empty tooth socket. See your dentist for post-op evaluation and dry socket treatment if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NSAIDs -Tylenol OTC: Dry socket rarely results in abscess or other serious complications. Keeping pain under control is a top priority, you can use NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC. Practice a good oral hygiene, avoid using tobacco and spicy food. If concerned, see your dentist/surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a dry socket. Doc gave me pills for the pain and a syringe to clean the sockets. Tried the syringe and it hurt a like crazy. Is this normal?
No.: The treatment for dry socket is for your dentist to rinse the socket with saline or antiseptic solution to dislodge any debris left in there and then pack it with medicated dressing or paste. The advice to the patient is to avoid any activity like aggressive rinsing, smoking or using straws that might remove the pack. The area needs to heal without disturbance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a dry socket and a infection which feels like its gone into my face what can I do to help the throbbing pain and how long will it last?
I have a dry socket. Been taking about 2400mg-motrin and 1200mg-tylenol each day. Been doing this 1 1/2 months(b4 tooth pulled). Safe? Alternatives?
Not normal: This is not a normal post-operative complication because a dry socket should go away before two weeks. Way too much of the Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) which cautions potential liver damage. Area should be re-evaluated with an x-ray to see if there is still a bone or tooth fragment left causing the continuing infection. Something is still wrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your history: The most common history is no pain after surgery followed by severe pain on the second or third day. The other signs are best evaluted by your dentist, so see your surgeon to rule it out if you have severe pain. ...Read more
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