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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
Just got treated for dry socket today. Pain went away! how long until dry socket heals... Or until pain completely goes away?
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
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.
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Still in pain after molar extraction and bone graft. Os says I have no signs of infection or dry socket. Is this pain normal? What to do?
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
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