Top
20
Doctor insights on: Dry Socket Bleeding

Share
1

1
Don't want to go to sleep because it just keeps bleeding. Will I get dry socket?

Don't want to go to sleep because it just keeps bleeding. Will I get dry socket?

Cotton & Ice: Bite on cotton covering this area, and hold ice (in plastic bag) on the outside of the face next to the extraction socket. Do this for the first 3 hours after the extraction. After that it will continue on its own.
See post operative instructions on my web site: dentalproblemsolvers. Com. ...Read more

Dry Socket (Definition)

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


2

2
I worry every time I rinse, sacred I'd start bleeding. Is it possible to have a dry socket after a day and a half of getting a tooth extracted?

I worry every time I rinse, sacred I'd start bleeding. Is it possible to have a dry socket after a day and a half of getting a tooth extracted?

It is possible: If the blood clot gets dislodged prematurely from the tooth socket or nicotine constricts blood vessels which slows the formation and expansion of the healing blood clot in the socket. This leads to the painful complication a Dry Socket. If concerned call your dentist for eval. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
4

4
I had my bottom wisdom tooth out a week ago and today I've been bleeding for s few hours with a tea bag over it. Could it be I got a dry socket?

I had my bottom wisdom tooth out a week ago and today I've been bleeding for s few hours with a tea bag over it. Could it be I got a dry socket?

Call your Surgeon: Call your treating Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon, the practitioner that knows your wisdom tooth situation best. He/she is responsible for your post=surgical care. Without seeing you it is difficult to give you a specific answer. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Should there be puss coming from the dry socket dressing? And is it normal for it to bleed and the dressing still be there 7 days later.

It is possible: If you suffer from dry socket, you also have an increased risk of infection. The dressing may be changed as often as everyday or as infrequently as every 3-6 day. It usually takes about 7 to 14 days for the healing process to finalize. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What is a dry socket?

What is a dry socket?

Dry socket: Is painful complication following tooth extraction. Helpful home remedy for pain is clove oil. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What does dry socket feel like?

Two simple signs: 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

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Would a dry socket eventually heal?

Dry socket: If you have a dry socket, see your dentist. He will pack the socket with a medicated paste that will stop the pain. A clot will then form and the dry socket will heal. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
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

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
How to determine if I have 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

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
How could I tell if I have dry socket?

How could I tell if I have dry socket?

BLOOD CLOT: After an extraction if a blood clot is not present in the extraction socket and the area is "bone dry" than you have a dry socket which is very painful. A dry socket paste now indicated along with saline irrigation ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
What does a dry socket first feel like?

THROBING PAIN.: Usually after the 4th or 5th day after surgery, intense continuous pain, throbbing and doesn't go away with regular common analgesics or anti-inflammatory medicine. See your dentist for treatment. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
15

15
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

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
What are symptoms of not having dry socket?

What are symptoms of not having 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

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Is there a way to know if I have a dry socket?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Other than pain, what are the syptoms of a dry socket?

Other than pain, what are the syptoms of a dry socket?

Foul smell or taste: Other symptoms of dry socket include bad breath and an unpleasant smell and taste in your mouth. ...Read more

19

19
I think I might have signs of dry socket. What do I do?

See your dentist: The dry socket occurs exclusively following a dental extraction. Dry socket has two simple signs: 1 aching, throbbing pain in the gum or jaw. 2. Horibble taste and smell in your mouth. If this is the case, see your dentist/surgeon for dry socket treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
How can I prevent dry socket?

Additional notes: Just a few things to add to dr. Sandroff's note. There are some other general factors that make you more or less prone to a dry socket. Sites on the upper jaw are much less likely to end up with dry socket. Typically dry socket occurs with lower molars. Of course, sometimes you can do everything right and you'll still get one. Sometimes you just get the short end of the stick...Sorry : (. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Alan Patterson
2,219 Doctors shared insights

Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding = ...Read more