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Dry Socket Bleeding
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.
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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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Had the medicine packing put in on Monday for a dry socket just lost it all mad bleeding a little but is this normal or should I contact my dentist?
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?
Wisdom tooth hole started bleeding quite a bit as brushing my teeth, now there is a deeper hole than before, is this dry socket? Procedure 2 weeks ago
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer