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Dr. Dinh Bui answered:

What exactly are dry sockets ?

Losing a clot

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After the extraction, the clot must be established in the extraction socket to cover the bone in order for the granulation tissue to fill in. However, in the event of an infection, the clot is lost, the underlying bone is exposed, and thus termed dry socket. Dry socket is treated with antibiotic, usually Clindamycin, and placed dressing (dry socket paste) in the socket. Keep clean...
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How to tell if I have dry sockets?

Dry socket

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A dry socket, which can occur in 2-4 days after an extraction, will be extremely painful. This is something you should not try to diagnose yourself, as there may be other problems causing pain. See your dentist or oral surgeon to be sure.
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What is the frequency of dry sockets?

Not common

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especially if you follow your dentist's instructions. Follow the post-op instructions of your dentist. Typically this means no rinsing, sucking through a straw or spitting out for the first 24 hours. Also avoid eating hard foods in that area for at least one week. Brush and floss gently in the area until the socket closes. DO NOT smoke for at least 3-4 days following the extraction.
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How to determine if I have dry sockets?

PAIN

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Severe pain 2-3 days after an extraction, when there was less pain prior is typical of a dry socket.
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What sort of disorder is an ear disorder?

Many things

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An ear disorder is any problem that affects the ear. That can be infection, hearing loss, among others.
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Dr. Daniel Wolter answered:

Can you drink when you have dry sockets?

Not Alcohol

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You can drink (of course), but not alcohol when you have a dry socket. Alcohol dissolves blood clots and will prevent proper healing. If your dentist placed medicine into the socket as treatment, you also shouldn't have alcohol. In addition, caffeine and tobacco should also be avoided, as they have the same negative effects. For more info, ask your dentist or oral surgeon.
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Do dry sockets hurt constantly?

YES

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From what I have experienced with my patients over 20 years of pulling teeth; the ones who get dry sockets say it is the worst pain ever and it never goes away, even with pain meds, until I treat the dry socket. I've heard men say it hurts like a broken bone and many women say they would rather have another natural child birth.
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Dr. Kayvon Javid answered:

Can i get dry sockets from having a drink?

Not likely

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As long as you are not disturbing the blood cloth formed in the extraction area you have nothing to worry about. ( do not use straw or spit)
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Could dry sockets cause intermittent pain rather than continuous?

Not usually

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Dry socket pain is usually continuous once it starts. One should see their dentist as soon as they suspect a dry socket. The dentist can place a soothing dressing that usually stops the pain in a few minutes.
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What can I do to avoid dry sockets?

Follow instructions

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Your dentist or oral surgeon should give you instructions after an extraction. Avoid negative pressure such as sucking through a straw or smoking for 48 hrs, no vigorous swishing, avoid food with small particles such as rice or ground beef, and do your best to keep the area around the extraction site clean by GENTLY rinsing with warm salt water.
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