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Dry Socket 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dry socket dressed yesterday morning with desolvable dressing however it seems to be trying to fall out. It's poking out the top. What should I do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer