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Dry Socket Symptoms Wisdom Teeth
I just got 2 wisdom teeth taken out along with another tooth 2 days ago. I'm a smoker and worried about dry socket. What are the 1st symptoms?
Smoking Kills: It seems as though you understand that there will be symptoms if you smoke. The answer to your question is to not smoke at this time. The body wants to heal itself, but a dry socket is evidence that you are getting in the way. Do not smoke until the doctor who removed your teeth says that your sockets have healed. Keep your mouth clean and rinse with warm salt water to promote proper healing! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dry Socket Symptoms: Normal to feel some pain & discomfort after extraction, however...If on 3-4th day after the procedure the pain increases substantially & character of pain changes (throbbing more, radiating more to ear & temple) & if the pain medicine that you were taking is now grossly inadequate, then fibrinolytic alveolitis - is high on list of possibilities. Dressings exist & help immensely. ...Read more
3-5 days: It usually starts about 3-5 days after surgery. You have normal amount of post operative pain which begins to decrease and then develop more intense pain. This is a dry socket or alveolar osteitis which means the blood clot in the socket has broken down before adequate tissue has grown to cover the socket bone. If you have one a simple dressing with numbing medication will relieve your pain. ...Read more
Follow dentist's: Written instructions after an extraction. Avoid strenuous activity to include heavy lifting. Just plan to take it easy. Avoid activities that create suction (smoking or sucking from a straw). Don't swish vigorously. Avoid alcohol ; hot beverages. A soft or liquid diet would be good. Why not put healing ahead of the desire to smoke? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It had been 7 days since i got my wisdom teeth extracted.Is it possible for me to get a dry socket?
Usually sooner: Dry socket usually starts sooner. Are you having any symptoms? Are you just wondering if you are safely out of the woods? About 2% to 5% of people develop dry socket after a tooth extraction. The pain typically starts about 2 days after the tooth was pulled. If you look into the site where the tooth was pulled, there will just be whitish bone instead of a dark blood clot. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got my wisdom teeth out a week ago and the bottom one opened back up today. Is it still possible get a dry socket?
After a week the : Socket is likely stable enough that a "dry socket" is quite unlikely. The condition is usually found on day 3-4 after surgery and relates to lower back teeth almost exclusively. Please don't be too concerned and continue to rinse and care for the area as instructed by your surgeon. You should be fine. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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