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Dry Socket Pain Relief
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
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??
Upper 2nd molar tooth extracted.After 3weeks severe pain.Dr said not dry socket.Give my fast relief .Given brouphen.Thanks. Nanayakkar?
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
Just got treated for dry socket today. Pain went away! how long until dry socket heals... Or until pain completely goes away?
See your dentist NOW: Dry sockets are treated with iodoform gauze on a daily basis until the tissue granulates in to protect the raw exposed bone. In my experience it can take up to two weeks for the tissue to granulate in so that the gauze is not needed. Please see your dentist/os to prevent other problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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