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Dry Socket Mouth
Dry socket: A dry socket occurs when the blood clot that forms following an extraction breaks down and the bone is exposed. This can be very painful, and should be treated by your dentist. The socket will be packed with a medication that will have to be replaced frequently until the healing starts. Otc pain medication should be sufficient, but your dentist may prescribe something stronger. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
I had 7 top teeth removed 7 days ago..Ive been in real bad pain off an on since.Dr says it not a dry socket..My whole mouth hurts an to my ear..Help?
Pain management: The key to controlling pain is keeping the inflammation under control. Did you lose the teeth due to infection, trauma, or gum disease? Anytime you have more inflammation you have more pain. Once the gum heals over the extraction site you should see a significant reduction in pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If alchol touches a nerve in your mouth like after dry socket can that cause damage or will it just clean it?
Dry socket: Dry socket occurs when the clot washes ouy\t of the socket, leaving the underlying bone exposed to the bacteria in your mouth. Alcohol can cause dissolution of the clot, and will not "clean" anything. If you're having a problem call the dentist or surgeon that removed the tooth for further instructions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Instructions: You should ask what you can and cannot do and when with the dentist actually treating you. Simply call and ask for instructions. ...Read more
My dentist put a packet in my mouth when I went to him for dry socket this morning. Is the packet supposed to come out? If so, how?
Paste or dressing: If the dentist put a special paste to promote healing it does not need to be removed.If a medicated dressing was placed it has to be changed daily.Check with your dentist.I am surprised you were not told what your next move will be???Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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