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Dry Socket Headache
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.
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
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 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 : (.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.