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With dry socket, is it normal to have really severe headache? How long can the symptoms be expected to last?

With dry socket, is it normal to have really severe headache? How long can the symptoms be expected to last?

Dry Socket Pain.: Dry sockets can be very painful, lasting a few weeks. Severe headaches can happen as well. You should contact the doctor that did the extractions and hopefully have the areas packed to get some relief, otherwise you will be trying to kill the pain with pain meds that are likely not to help too much. Once healed, you should be fine, but it can take some time. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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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

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What could cause a dry socket?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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What is the cure for dry socket?

What is the cure for dry socket?

Seek help: Go to the professional that treated you and let them evaluate the situation. There is a medication that can be packed into the socket which will help relieve the pain. Also, you may need some pain medication until the socket begins to heal. If the area is infected you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you drink with a dry socket?

Can you drink with a dry socket?

Dry socket: A dry socket is an extraction site that has lost its clot. The bare bone is exposed causing pain. It will eventually heal with or without dental treatment. Drinking alcohol and mixing pain medication is never a good idea. Alcohol is never the answer to fixing a problem. ...Read more

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How can I prevent getting a dry socket?

How can I prevent getting a dry socket?

Significant: A dry socket is infection that develops in the bone socket. The oral cavity is loaded with bacteria that can infect a socket that has lost its blood clot. It is best treated by careful debridement to remove the layer of infected bone and to restart bleeding that important in the development of a full socket blood clot. Perscription antibiotic and anti inflammatory medication is often indicated. ...Read more

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What to do for dry socket if osteoporosis?

What to do for dry socket if osteoporosis?

Clove oil: If you can't get in to a dentist, try cleaning it out and then using a bit of clove oil. Having osteoporosis really doesn't make any difference when it comes to how we treat a dry socket. ...Read more

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Can you drink fizzy drink with dry socket?

If the dry socket: Has been / is being treated, then it would be okay to drink it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How bad is dry socket supposed to smell ?

How bad is dry socket supposed to smell  ?

Depends: Dry sockets are not usually a result of an infection but dislodging of a blood clot exposing the bone within the socket. ...Read more

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In dentistry: what exactly is a dry socket?

Dry Socket: Dry sockeet occurs when the healing blood clot and granulation tissue comes out of the socket and the socket bone is exposed. Literally becoming a dry socket of exposed bone. Can be very painful. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of dry socket?

Two to three: Two to three days after your extraction if you have some uber sensitivity to cold with much throbbing like the pounding of your heart inside those sockets there is a chance they are dry or infected. Best to let the surgeon place a dry socket dressing or paste down in the socket to soothe it and help it to re-heal. If you are taking any meds for osteoporosis or chemotherapy please let your doc know. ...Read more

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What does dry socket look like if it's healing?

Exposed bone: Dry socket is the very painful condition where the healing blood clot is lost and the bone is exposed to the environment. So initially it will look like an empty hole. Many times you can see the bone. As it is healing this hole will fill in with tissue.
You need to see the dentist who did the extraction for treatment. ...Read more

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What are common signs of an infected dry socket?

Dry socket signs: is a painful complication that can happen after tooth extraction. The pain typically starts about 2-3 days after extraction. Other symptoms of dry socket include bad breath and an unpleasant smell. The most important thing you can do to prevent a dry socket is follow the postoperative instructions by your surgeon. ...Read more

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What if my dry socket pack comes out the same day?

Return to dentist: If you are still experiencing to pain from the dry socket, then return to the treating dentist to have it replaced. ...Read more

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Can you get a dry socket 6 days after the surgery?

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 more

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Can you have dry socket 72 hours after extraction?

Yes: Dry sockets pain may last in some instances a few weeks. Most dentist have a medicated dressing that can be placed that will give more relief than pain medications. ...Read more

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Can you get a dry socket from snoring? Just curious.

No: Dry socket is a painful dental condition that can occur after a permanent tooth extraction when a blood clot dissolves. Snoring, the noise that emanates from the soft tissues of the oropharyngeal walls during inspiration, can become a component of sleep apnea. ...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