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Dry Socket Wisdom Teeth
Yes: A dry socket can occur with the removal of any tooth, although in my practice, it is quite rare with removal of teeth in the upper jaw. Smoking, vigorous rinsing, spitting and drinking through a straw should be avoided immediately postop as these actions may increase the risk of dislodging the blood clot. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Dry socket: It is good that you are already aware of such post-extraction complications. If you were given a post-op instruction, please read well and follow it. Make sure not to spit hard if you rinse your mouth (keep it to minimum for the first couple days), stay on a soft diet, if unsure request a post-extraction exam or check to make sure healing is normal. Losing blood clot leads to dry socket. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Onset anywhere from the day of extraction to 4 days and than chances decrease..But symptoms can last long once caused. ...Read more
Avoid: If you have been smoking, spitting or drinking with a straw, try to avoid doing those things. If you have a bad taste in your mouth and persistent pain in the extraction site (usually in the lower jaw), your dentist or surgeon should see you to determine if you have a dry socket or not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Delayed healing/pain: After wisdom teeth removal the socket where the tooth was fills with blood that later coagulate and eventually turn into bone after the gums heal to close it on top. If that blood clot gets dislodged for any reason like rinsing right after or smoking, the socket gets infected and does not heal. The condition usually associated with pain and foul odor from the infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bone infection: A dry socket is infection that develops in the bone socket. It is best treated by careful debridement to remove the layer of infected bone and to restart bleeding that important in the development of a full socket blood clot. Perscription antibiotic and anti inflammatory medication is often indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Dry socket: Dry socket is when the clot that forms in the socket after a few days, comes out. You want to keep the area clean and be gentle. Warm salt water rinses are a great cleanser and healer. To prevent loss of the clot use no suction, heavy spitting or heavy brushing for a week or so. No hot liquids for the first 24 hours and keep the area clear of small granular foods. No aspirin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just had 2 teeth pulled today. Can swallowing cause dry socket or is using a straw and or smoking usually the cause of dry socket ? Not wisdom teeth
Dry Socket: A dry socket occurs when the blood clot that formed in the extraction site is dislodged. This can occur with almost any action that disturbs the site. Refrain from gargling, rinsing, drinking through a straw, and smoking during the healing process. Normal swallowing usually does not cause any problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had dressing to treat dry socket after impacted wisdom teeth removal. Dressing removed 2 days. Still have dull pulsing pain on one side. Is this ok?
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