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Dry Socket Healing Process
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had dry socket and it was treated 7days ago i still see the bone. No pain.Is it normal healing or turning into drysocket again? Or will it just heal
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had dry socket for 7 days now after having a tooth out. I want to know if I can still exercise why it's healing or will it delay it even more?
When can I start cleaning my socket with salt water after dry socket is pasted? Would toughing out the dry socket without packing it, promote healing?
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