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Dry Socket After A Week Can I Smoke
Do dry sockets happen after a week? Does using electronic cigarette jeopardize the clot after a week?
Dry socket: Dry socket can be caused by anything that dislodges the blood clot that is the beginnning of the healing process. So sucking on an electronic cigarette although it may not be as harmful to the system as regular cigarettes it may cause dislodging of the clot and lead to dry socket. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I stopped using gauze only ten minutes after a wisdoms tooth extraction. Will a blood clot still form? Or will i get dry socket?
I was treated for dry socket Monday morning. I have refrained from smoking since then. Is it safe to smoke now? Or will my dry socket return?
Smoking: First, let's be clear on this: smoking is dangerous. Personally I would be more concerned about the chance of oral cancer, heart disease and lung damage from smoking than about dealing with a dry socket. The other things can kill you, while a dry socket only hears for awhile. Once a dry socket begins to heal, you're probably safe but smoking can still delay healing. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How long before I am safe from getting a dry socket? I got a molar extraction 3 days ago and im scared and paranoid i might get a dry socket
Usually 3-4 days: If you follow your doctors care instructions dry socket is rare. Lower third molar (wisdom teeth) extractions are the most common place for this condition to occur, super rare with any other extraction. Not smoking and not drinking alcohol while the area is healing also helps prevent dry socket. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Dry Socket: Typically a dry socket becomes painfully evident about 4 days following an extraction of a tooth. The greatest percentage of dry sockets occur in the lower arch. See your dentist who can pack the site with a special dry socket dressing. This, along with an analgesic, should keep you comfortable until the pain subsides and healing is underway. In about two weeks you should be comfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry Socket: A dry socket is not an infection; it's an inflammation of the bone. You should see the dentist or oral surgeon who performed the extraction. First of all, you need to make sure it's just a dry socket and not something more significant. Your surgeon can determine that and quickly relieve your pain. In the meantime there's little you can do besides pain medicine and antiseptic mouthwash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a vile taste in my mouth 11 days after a quadruple wisdom tooth extraction and a week after being treated for dry sockets. It is not improving.?
Don't!: Please don't smoke for at least 3 to 5 days. Smoking not only delays the healing process but also because of it you can develop dry socket which is very painful. Your dentist when doing a post op check can tell you you can resume smoking based on the healing he or she can see. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely : Developing a "Dry Socket" after 8 days is highly unlikely, but you could have an infection. Call your dentist or oral surgeon to be professionally evaluated and treated if necessary. It is also possible that you may still be sore even 8 days after your extractions, if the surgery was a difficult one. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alvogyl: After being treated with alvogyl for a dry socket, you should be able to resume your normal activities with relative comfort. Follow the post care instructions provided by the dental professional caring for you and implement meticulous oral hygiene. A dry socket will usually take a little longer to heal so try to be patient as you continue to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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