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Dry Socket Pain Relief
Relief: Noting but time can "heal" a dry socket, unfortunately. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
Upper 2nd molar tooth extracted. After 3weeks severe pain. Dr said not dry socket. Give my fast relief. Given brouphen. Thanks. Nanayakkar?
PO pain: If you are sure the tooth was the problem then it is probably sinus. If it was not that tooth, it could be another or non dental pain ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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