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How do you treat dry socket pain?

How do you treat dry socket pain?

Treatment:: local treatment ( dressing) or packing the socket) can be provided by a dentist, and a general medication such as antibiotics can help with the infection.but best medication is prevention, allow a proper blood clot the time to form before rinsing or eating on the side, no smoking for a few days after the extraction and especially if you have already Ardy socket. ...Read more

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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How long does dry socket pain usually last?

How long does dry socket pain usually last?

A day or two: If the dry socket is treated by your dentist, pain should subside in a day or two. If it doesn't, go back to your dentist and have the area looked at again. ...Read more

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Just got treated for dry socket today. Pain went away! how long until dry socket heals... Or until pain completely goes away?

1 week or more: A dry socket indicates that it will take the body much longer to heal than normal. If the normal person begins to feel better after 2-3 days, it is not unusual to see healing delayed for a week or longer in cases of dry socket. ...Read more

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Bright red spots on gum that grew over hole after dry socket no pain at all is this normal. Gum not all the way healed had it donr feb 4th need help.

Bright red spots on gum that grew over hole after dry socket no pain at all is this normal. Gum not all the way healed had it donr feb 4th need help.

Sounds ok: Since you are not having any pain, it sound like you are healing fine. I wouldn't worry about any spots unless they get painful or inflamed. It takes months for the extraction area to completely heal over. See your dentist if you still have concerns. ...Read more

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I've lost the blood clot on my molar less than 24 hours after extraction. Will I now definitely get dry socket? The pain is only slightly worse now.

Dry socket: Not necessarily that you will have a dry socket as if there was an excess of the clot which came off then you shall be fine. But disturbance of the clot is usually the reason for a dry socket. 24 or less a new clot may develop. ...Read more

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If I have a healing dry socket no pain is it ok to rinse with warm sea salt water? I also use the prescribed mouthwash. Is that enough? What's best?

If I have a healing dry socket no pain is it ok to rinse with warm sea salt water? I also use the prescribed mouthwash. Is that enough? What's best?

Healing extraction: You are doing everything you can. Prevent any food from getting stuck in the extraction site. Gently brush the adjacent teeth. You should be ok. ...Read more

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I got my 32nd impacted wisdom tooth pulled 10 days ago. I know I have a dry socket. Having pain in my ear. Could it be an ear infection?

I got my 32nd impacted wisdom tooth pulled 10 days ago. I know I have a dry socket. Having pain in my ear. Could it be an ear infection?

Not likely: Given your history of dry socket, that is most likely the cause of your ear pain. Ear pain is a frequent complaint with dry socket. Unless you are prone to frequent ear infections it is very unlikely for you to have one now. Go back to the oral surgeon who extracted your wisdom tooth, they should be able to help you manage this very painful condition. ...Read more

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I had lower second molar extracted 5 days ago, the blood clot has shrunk and turned white, am i out of woods of getting dry socket? Still minor pain

I had lower second molar extracted 5 days ago, the blood clot has shrunk and turned white, am i out of woods of getting dry socket? Still minor pain

Most likely: At this point, barring something unusually, you should be fine and well on your way to healing with the chance of a dry socket. When that does occur, it usually happens 2-3 days following the extraction and one develops severe pain. Continue to rinse gently after meals and avoid really hard foods in that area for the next week. See your dentist for a follow-up visit. ...Read more

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Had 2 wisdom teeth pulled by dentist 3 days ago. Jaw hurts a lot. Cud this b due a dry socket, or just pain from extraction? I have a pic if needed

Had 2 wisdom teeth pulled by dentist 3 days ago. Jaw hurts a lot. Cud this b due a dry socket, or just pain from extraction? I have a pic if needed

Be patient: It is common to experience pain and swelling after wisdom tooth extraction. It may last for 7-10 days. If you experience severe pain or swelling 7 days after tooth removal, visit your dentist to rule out any complications. ...Read more

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