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Losing a clot: After the extraction, the clot must be established in the extraction socket to cover the bone in order for the granulation tissue to fill in. However, in the event of an infection, the clot is lost, the underlying bone is exposed, and thus termed dry socket. Dry socket is treated with antibiotic, usually clindamycin, and placed dressing (dry socket paste) in the socket. Keep clean... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
YES: From what I have experienced with my patients over 20 years of pulling teeth; the ones who get dry sockets say it is the worst pain ever and it never goes away, even with pain meds, until i treat the dry socket. I've heard men say it hurts like a broken bone and many women say they would rather have another natural child birth. ...Read more
Unpredictable: Preventing dry sockets is not possible as it can randomly occur. However, there are things that can decrease the risk. Pre and post-operative Chlorhexidine rinses, avoiding activities that can dislodge the blood clots after surgery (smoking, drinking through a straw, overzealous rinsing, and spitting) will not prevent a dry socket, but can help decrease the risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have heard that i shouldn't smoke because i could get dry sockets. Will i definitely get them if i do?
Dry Socket: The absolute best way to prevent dry socket is by not creating negative pressure in your mouth. Use of a straw and smoking anything will pull on the healing clot, disloging it creating a dry, or empty socket. Also do not rinse your mouth the day of he extraction. After 24 hours rinse gently and often with warm not hot salt water. This will really speed up healing, and help clense the site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Socket: I would prefer you contact the dentist that did the treatment today to take a look at the site. It is important that the material stay in place to get the ideal socket preservation. ...Read more
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Depends: depends on the patient, their habits, health, age and medical status....it also depends on location and complexity of the extraction but if one was to get a "dry socket" it would generally be within 2-4 days.....but most of the time that is not the issues, it's patients not cleaning it well, not following instructions to the fullest or they are just not comfortable to clean it well. No worries. ...Read more
The medicated strip put in my sockets to help with dry socket fell out is this something I should be concerned about?
No: The medicated dressing was packed lightly in the extraction socket to help alleviate the discomfort and to help provide some degree of protection to the exposed bone. It is not uncommon for a dressing to be dislodged, and if you are not having any discomfort, you should not be concerned. ...Read more
Post op pain: You may just be dealing with some aggressive post operative pain associated with the difficult extraction. Impacted teeth tend to require the removal of bone and require more healing time than erupted teeth. If its been over a week and there's still pain or more pain, contact your dental surgeon. ...Read more
Im nearly 6 days in from extraction. Had next to no pain since surgery. But having some slight sensations at site, should I worry about dry sockets?
You can: Try hydrogen peroxide rinses. Try to keep it around the extracted tooth area. It should help as emergency treatment. Please see your dentist for future treatments. ...Read more
Do dry sockets happen after a week? Does using electronic cigarette jeopardize the clot after a week?
Dry socket: Dry socket can be caused by anything that dislodges the blood clot that is the beginnning of the healing process. So sucking on an electronic cigarette although it may not be as harmful to the system as regular cigarettes it may cause dislodging of the clot and lead to dry socket. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dry socket: When you have a tooth extracted, a blood clot forms in the socket area that is left. If for some reason the clot is lost, this area is left open and exposed, causing a dry socket. There is usually pain involved with a dry socket. See your dentist to have the area irrigated and possibly packed to ease the pain. Sometimes antibiotics are indicated. ...Read more
Not enough info: Your question is incomplete and no information s able to be given to help you. ...Read more
I have a dry socket. Doc gave me pills for the pain and a syringe to clean the sockets. Tried the syringe and it hurt a like crazy. Is this normal?
No.: The treatment for dry socket is for your dentist to rinse the socket with saline or antiseptic solution to dislodge any debris left in there and then pack it with medicated dressing or paste. The advice to the patient is to avoid any activity like aggressive rinsing, smoking or using straws that might remove the pack. The area needs to heal without disturbance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dry socket: Dry socket can develop several days after a tooth extraction when the healing clot is lost and the bone is exposed. This is very painful and needs to be treated by the extracting dentist. Follow post op instructions to minimize the chance of a dry socket. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry sockets: Dry sockets (osteomyelitis) using happens around 48-72 hours after wisdom teeth surgery. It's because the blood clot has broken down and the bare bone is exposed. You will eventually heal but it will be painful. Your surgeon can treat the dry socket to make it feel much better. Give them a call tomorrow. ...Read more
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