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Early Signs Of Dry Socket
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Loss of blood clot: Signs of dry socket most often involve loss of the blood clot in the socket. Symptoms of dry socket involve severe pain in the jaw that is not relieved by pain medication. Placing a sedative dressing into the socket, after debriding the area is usually the required treatment. This is often needed several times for a week or two.See 2 more doctor answers
Two to three: Two to three days after your extraction if you have some uber sensitivity to cold with much throbbing like the pounding of your heart inside those sockets there is a chance they are dry or infected. Best to let the surgeon place a dry socket dressing or paste down in the socket to soothe it and help it to re-heal. If you are taking any meds for osteoporosis or chemotherapy please let your doc know.
Dry socket signs: Is a painful complication that can happen after tooth extraction. The pain typically starts about 2-3 days after extraction. Other symptoms of dry socket include bad breath and an unpleasant smell. The most important thing you can do to prevent a dry socket is follow the postoperative instructions by your surgeon.See 1 more doctor answer
Having a clot: Not having a dry socket you would see a clot in the extraction site and if sutured then the suture would still be in place and the site closed. You may still have foul smelling orders from food possibly getting in the site or under the sutures. Basically if there is a clost in the site and no exposed bone then you don't have a dry socket.See 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: A dry socket results from a good blood clot not forming, which in turn leaves exposed bone in the socket, which in turn causes the severe pain. While insufficient bleeding might be an early cue, most patients not only don't know what to expect, but also can't usually visualize the area. It comes on unexpectedly 2-4 days following the extraction. Don't smoke, rinse 1st 24 hrs. And follow directions.See 1 more doctor answer
How long after a tooth extraction should I be seeing signs of blood on guaze. Extraction was Tues and been smoking with guaze in and no sign dry socket?
Smoking: If you smoke, all bets are off. Smoking delays and alters healing, not to mention that it will eventually kill you. You shouldn't need gauze for more than a few hours. If you are still bleeding today, 3 days after the extraction, you need to see the Dentist or Oral Surgeon for a reexamination.
Still in pain after molar extraction and bone graft. Os says I have no signs of infection or dry socket. Is this pain normal? What to do?
Yes: Some procedures can cause pain and swelling and for some people longer than others. Be patient and you will heal just fine.See 2 more doctor answers
Unknown: The cause of dry socket is not completely known. The general hypothesis used are: bone tissue that's been traumatized during the extraction and tissue activators that cause the blood clot to disintegrate. The lack of blood clot in socket and exposed alveolar bone is a factor not a cause.See 2 more doctor answers
Better option: Is to see your dentist as soon as possible for several reasons. First- you want to ensure that there is no infection present. Second-dentist can apply medication so that pain relief is simple and quick and will promote faster healing. Third- why suffer unnecessarily when this type of post operative treatment is generally at no cost to you as part of follow up care? Finally (see comment) -->.See 2 more doctor answers
Usually low: Chances are usually very low; however, if you use a straw with a lot of suction, you can lose the clot and develop a dry socket. Heavy smoking after extraction can also lead to dry socket. If you are over zealous brushing your teeth, you can also dislodge the clot.See 1 more doctor answer
Treatment:: Local treatment (dressing) or packing the socket) can be provided by a dentist, and a general medication such as antibiotics can help with the infection. But best medication is prevention, allow a proper blood clot the time to form before rinsing or eating on the side, no smoking for a few days after the extraction and especially if you have already Ardy socket.
Dental evaluation: Severe pain, generally 2-3 days following the extraction of a tooth, when there was less pain prior, is a typical indication of a dry socket. Loss of blood clot and bad odor\taste are other symptoms. A trip to the dentist who can place some medication in the socket usually relieves pain and causes natural healing to resume quickly.See 1 more doctor answer