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Dry socket doesn't seem to be healing, need help please?

Dry socket doesn't seem to be healing, need help please?

See and: Discuss this with the dentist who removed the tooth. If necessary, see an oral surgeon for a consult. You need a one on one consult and not internet advice. ...Read more

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Dry Socket (Definition)

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


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What is the treatment for dry socket?

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

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I have dry socket treatment question, any suggestions?

Yes: Suggest that you leave the treatment to the dentist who extracted the tooth. The dentist is better prepared to treat you correctly and speed along the healing process. ...Read more

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Minor swelling around the wound site. Could it be a dry socket or is it just slow healing?

Normal healing: If this is in reference to a dental extraction, it is reasonable to expect minor swelling around an extraction site (wound). This is an acute phase inflammatory sign, and should resolve quickly in the absence of infection. If swelling persists or worsens, then infection or dry socket should be considered. ...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 is a good way to check if I have dry socket or if its just healing pain?

Dry Socket?: Usually, if you can see the socket and it looks empty, that can confirm a suspicious dry socket. Usually, though, pain from a dry socket is much more intense and unrelenting than normal post-op pain. Also, not usually relieved much by over the counter medications and analgesics/pain killers. ...Read more

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I got a tooth pulled a week ago, it was healing, there was formation over it, but this morning the akin came off and now its an open hole. Dry socket?

I got a tooth pulled a week ago, it was healing, there was formation over it, but this morning the akin came off and now its an open hole. Dry socket?

Unlikely: At one week past an extraction, and without the occurrence of severe pain, it's unlikely you have a dry socket. Having said that, part of routine aftercare is a follow-up visit to your dentist. This is your dentist's responsibility and usually without charge. Call and have him\her take a look. ...Read more

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