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Dry Socket Paste
I have a dry socket and it was packed with dry socket paste at 8am today and the packing has came out is there any OTC TX I can use till tomorrow?
I had a tooth extracted yesterday and hours later i saw white in the socket. Can I use dry socket paste to avoid pain? I'm also treating an abscess
White=normal healing: The white in the socket is normal after an extraction. There is nothing wrong and you should not be fearful of a dry socket at this time. Think of the white in the socket as the scab over the extraction site. If you have a scab on your arm that gets wet it will appear soft and white-ish. This is basically the same thing. If the tooth was abscessed before removal, it will now heal with the tooth ou. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to keep gall pads in my mouth since the dry socket paste came out 6 hours after applied. What can I do to make sure it's healing properly.
Better Idea...: Go back and have the paste reapplied. The paste has medication to help the socket heal faster and to ease the pain. ...Read more
I had a dry socket from a tooth extraction that was packed by a dentist with dry socket paste, now the paste has dissolved. Is pain normal after this?
Go Back ForA Re-Pack: I wouldn't be worried by a little bit of pain or sensitivity to hot or cold, but if it's bad, or ramps-up to bad, it will need to be re-packed and made sure there is no infection, especially if there is increasing swelling. In the meantime, Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin and avoid foods with tiny particles or seeds. Rinse frequently. But get back to your dentist ASAP. ...Read more
When can I start cleaning my socket with salt water after dry socket is pasted? Would toughing out the dry socket without packing it, promote healing?
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