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Dry Socket (Definition)

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


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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

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 more

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Can i drink beer after having my dry sockets packed with dry socket paste?

Not the best choice: Beer or any alcohol is not the best choice after treatment. Try to limit any vigorous drinking or rinsing for 48 hrs to allow the medicine to work and relieve your symptoms. A better choice would be water, electrolyte drinks, or protein drinks to speed healing ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

Don't: The dry socket was probably caused by your rinsing out the area to begin with. You must learn to leave it alone. Do not rinse it out. Toughing it out will not help it heal faster but will only make you more uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What is a dry socket?

What is a  dry socket?

Dry socket: Is painful complication following tooth extraction. Helpful home remedy for pain is clove oil. ...Read more

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What could cause a dry socket?

After extraction: If the blood clot which forms in the socket is lost - then you can develop what is known as a dry socket. They are very painful and need to be professionally treated. ...Read more

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What does dry socket feel like?

Two simple signs: 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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Would a dry socket eventually heal?

Dry socket: If you have a dry socket, see your dentist. He will pack the socket with a medicated paste that will stop the pain. A clot will then form and the dry socket will heal. ...Read more

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