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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more


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Dry socket. Taken 10mg hydrocodone every4-6hrs. Last dose took 15mg and still no relief. Is it safe to take the other half? 20mg total?

Dry socket. Taken 10mg hydrocodone every4-6hrs. Last dose took 15mg and still no relief. Is it safe to take the other half? 20mg total?

Large dose: That is a high dose. Probably not since I don't know your weight, other medications and other medical factors. A dry socket can be treated with local measures by dentist/oral surgeon that will take care of most or all of the pain without meds (packing socket with analgesic medication).
Call dentist/oral surgeon to discuss. ...Read more

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Had my dry socket packed 2 days ago, had immediate relief, now oral surgeon is out of town and I'm in pain again. Er said they won't repack it...Help?

Had my dry socket packed 2 days ago, had immediate relief, now oral surgeon is out of town and I'm in pain again. Er said they won't repack it...Help?

Find a dentist: The surgeon should have arranged emergency coverage. Call the office number. You may have lost your packing, need a repack, or have an infection. If you have to, call another office. ...Read more

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Tooth pulled and now have a dry socket. I've been taking 10mg hydrocodone every 4-6hrs. Pain is so bad I took 1&1/2, no relief. Safe to take other half??

No: You should be seeing the dentist/oral surgeon who extracted the tooth for dry socket treatment. It is a fairly simple procedure and will do wonders in making you feel better. Taking massive amounts of narcotics is not the answer. ...Read more

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What will lead to a dry socket?

Unknown: The cause of dry socket is not completely known. The general hypothesis used are: bone tissue that's been traumatized during the extraction and tissue activators that cause the blood clot to disintegrate. The lack of blood clot in socket and exposed alveolar bone is a factor not a cause. ...Read more

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Does dry socket heal on its own?

Does dry socket heal on its own?

Better option: Is to see your dentist as soon as possible for several reasons. First- you want to ensure that there is no infection present. Second-dentist can apply medication so that pain relief is simple and quick and will promote faster healing. Third- why suffer unnecessarily when this type of post operative treatment is generally at no cost to you as part of follow up care? Finally (see comment) -->. ...Read more

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How likely is getting dry socket?

Usually low: Chances are usually very low; however, if you use a straw with a lot of suction, you can lose the clot and develop a dry socket. Heavy smoking after extraction can also lead to dry socket. If you are over zealous brushing your teeth, you can also dislodge the clot. ...Read more

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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

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How to determine if I get dry socket?

How to determine if I get dry socket?

Dental evaluation: Severe pain, generally 2-3 days following the extraction of a tooth, when there was less pain prior, is a typical indication of a dry socket. Loss of blood clot and bad odor\taste are other symptoms. A trip to the dentist who can place some medication in the socket usually relieves pain and causes natural healing to resume quickly. ...Read more

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How to determine if I got dry socket?

Dry socket: Has two simple signs: 1 aching, throbbing pain in the gum or jaw. 2. Horrible taste and smell in your mouth. Since dry socket occurs exclusively following a dental extraction, no extraction--no dry socket. ...Read more

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How can you tell if I have dry socket?

Extreme pain in site: If after 3-4 days after the extraction the pain does not subside with medications and the site is extremely painful or looks "dry in the socket" you may very well have a dry socket. Go to your dentist asap to have this treated. ...Read more

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How can I know if you have dry socket?

Dry socket or not?: Dry socket has two simple signs: 1 aching, throbbing pain in the gum or jaw. 2. Horrible taste and smell in your mouth. Since dry socket occurs exclusively following a dental extraction, no extraction--no dry socket. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for dry socket?

What is the recovery time for dry socket?

From 1-3 weeks: It may take several weeks. A special dry socket pack should be placed and changed every other day until the pain goes away and normal healing resumes. ...Read more

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What is dry socket and how do you get it?

What is dry socket and how do you get it?

See this:: Http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/dry-socket-symptoms-and-treatment.

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What is a dry socket and how serious is it?

What is a dry socket and how serious is it?

Painful: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. Treatment is to have a medicated dressing placed into the affected area. Antibiotics will not help a dry socket. ...Read more

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Why am I having dry socket after two weeks?

Why am I having dry socket after two weeks?

Dry socket: A dry socket occurs when no clot forms in an extraction site, usually occurs immediately after surgery, and is usually very painful.
If you have a dry socket, see your dentist or oral surgeon to have it treated.
If it is not painful it is probably not a dry socket. It may be that the extraction site is just slowly filling in.
Again, if you are unsure, have it examined by your dentist or oral surg. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a partial dry socket?

Is it possible to have a partial dry socket?

Not really: It is either healing normally or not. You either have a dry socket or you don't, although there are degrees of pain, different pain thresholds, etc. ...Read more

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How would you know if you've got a dry socket?

Dry socket Dx: Dry socket has two simple signs: 1 aching, throbbing pain in the gum or jaw. 2. Horrible taste and smell in your mouth. See your dentist for confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dry Socket (Definition)

Occurs when there is a complication in the healing after a tooth extraction. It is an inflammation of the bone where a tooth was removed and the blood clot was lost, exposing the bone. Produces a foul ...Read more