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Why i still have a tooth pain after dry socket treatment( medicated dressing )?

Why i still have a tooth pain  after dry socket treatment( medicated dressing )?

Likely infection: The topical pain killers in dry socket dressings are designed to provide quick acting and sometimes short term relief while the underlying infection starts to resolve. Since that infection can take up to a week to resolve, it is common for pain to recur and require replacement of the dry socket dressing a few times while managing the condition. Systemic painkillers like Ibuprofen are very helpful. ...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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The medicated strip put in my sockets to help with dry socket fell out is this something I should be concerned about?

The medicated strip put in my sockets to help with dry socket fell out is this something I should be concerned about?

No: The medicated dressing was packed lightly in the extraction socket to help alleviate the discomfort and to help provide some degree of protection to the exposed bone. It is not uncommon for a dressing to be dislodged, and if you are not having any discomfort, you should not be concerned. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth pulled and developed a dry socket. It is currently packed with medicated gauze. Can I smoke a cigarette while it is packed?

Yes but: This may be a good time to consider your relationship with tobacco and get help with stopping. The likelihood of getting a dry socket I suspect is increased in smokers. ...Read more

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Saw my OMS doctor today and he packed my wisdom tooth extraction with medicated gauze for my dry socket it feel out and now my socket is huge. Normal?

Very Common: The gauze packing should be removed and replaced every 24 hours until symptoms subside. At this point you should treated the dry socket by flushing the extraction site with warm salt water solution and packing the socket with gauze or a gelatin sponge by yourself. If concerned, see your oral surgeon/dentist. ...Read more

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Should there be puss coming from the dry socket dressing? And is it normal for it to bleed and the dressing still be there 7 days later.

It is possible: If you suffer from dry socket, you also have an increased risk of infection. The dressing may be changed as often as everyday or as infrequently as every 3-6 day. It usually takes about 7 to 14 days for the healing process to finalize. ...Read more

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Can i see the dressing put in my wisdom tooth hole after dry socket? There's something there an i can't tell if it's good or not.

Can i see the dressing put in my wisdom tooth hole after dry socket? There's something there an i can't tell if it's good or not.

Dry Socket Paste: If you are not in any substantial pain whether or not there is something in the socket is good. If you are in pain, you need to speak to your surgeon for advice. These packings often come out by themselves. If not, they need to be removed. Your surgeon should have given you a followup appointment. If not, call and make one. ...Read more

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I had dressing to treat dry socket after impacted wisdom teeth removal. Dressing removed 2 days. Still have dull pulsing pain on one side. Is this ok?

I had dressing to treat dry socket after impacted wisdom teeth removal. Dressing removed 2 days. Still have dull pulsing pain on one side. Is this ok?

The rule of thumb: The gauze packing should be removed and replaced every 24 hours until symptoms subside. If concerned see your surgeon for management. ...Read more

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