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From The Socket Where Wisdom Tooth Removal Was Done There Is A Bad Taste
EXT > bad taste?: Lots of possibilities: many patients just don't brush and floss as well after surgery, food decaying in socket, early infection, beginning of dry socket, etc. Make sure you are brushing and flossing adequately, rinsing after the first 24 hours and see your own dentist to check on healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain and bad taste: Dry sockets usually occur within 4-5 days following the removal of a tooth. Most dry sockets are associated with removal of teeth in the lower jaw and patients describe a foul taste accompanied with varying degrees of discomfort. If you are experiencing problems postoperatively your dentist or surgeon can advise you if you have a dry socket and provide treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very likely: For most people who develope dry sockets after tooth removal...Appears after a few days following the event. It doesn't happen immediately. That pain a few days after extraction is probably a dry socket. To help yourself go back and see the doctor who will pack in a sedative material in the hole. It may work the first time or take many visits. It could be something else...So go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very slim: The pain typically starts about 2-3 days after the tooth was extracted. 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 post operative instructions by your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Its been 135 hours since my wisdom tooth removal. What are the chances me met getting a dry socket? And can I eat anything i want like a burrito?
I believe that my blood clot became slightly dislodged and I'm afraid of a dry socket. It is the 4th day after my wisdom tooth removal.
What to do about dry socket after wisdom tooth removal question plus do I take my birth control pill?
Dry socket dressing : This dressing is typically changed every 24 to 48 hours, for 3 to 6 days. However, the exact frequency and duration is simply dictated by the patient's comfort requirements. Rec.: see your dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation, dressing or future instructions. You should continue with your birth control pills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have dry socket after wisdom tooth removal question plus do I take my birth control pill, any suggestions?
Is dry socket following a wisdom tooth extraction something that i can absolutely avoid? I'm going to have my wisdom teeth pulled soon, and know about dry socket. Is there some bad luck involved in getting it, or if I do everything right, can I avoid it?
This : This question is asked numerous times, and the answer is the same: you can minimized your chances of getting a dry socket, but I do not believe there is a 100% fool proof, guaranteed way for you to avoid it. It is a complication of extracting teeth. Control the bleeding after the extraction by biting on gauze to let the blood clot form in the socket. Then, do not rinse or gargle for 24 hours. If you need to spit out, spit out gently and avoid opening wide (you can pull out the stitches, opening the wound). Eat soft foods, small bites. Have your dentist/surgeon guide you, and you should be fine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wisdom tooth extraction, about 40 hours later.. food stuck in socket and it wont come out with normal rinsing.. what can I do?
Get socket cleaned: see a dentist and get the socket cleaned out so that normal healing can occur ...Read more
48-72 hrs: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lost it's blood clot. Treatment is to have a medicated dressing placed into the affected area. Antibiotics will not help a dry socket. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How long should I worry about dry socket after a wisdom tooth extraction, today is now day 3 and I am feeling very little pain so far?
It happens: Even with the best of care, dry sockets can still happen. They are far more common from the lower than the upper wisdom teeth extractions. I can happen with simple extractions to those that are impacted. You know you have a dry socket when the area gets much more painful about 3 days after the extraction. See your dentist for a simple solution . Packing it with a medicated gauze over a few days. ...Read more
Not recommended: This should really be evaluated by the surgeon who treated you. It needs to be evaluated to rule out an infection or other medically related issues. You'll feel better sooner having an expert treat you. Your aftercare should be part of the initial procedure and is your dentist's responsibility. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I need to know what is wrong with this terrible pain after wisdom tooth extraction with no dry socket?
Dry socket: If you have terrible pain 2 days or more after your surgery that is not relieved with prescription pain meds you probably have a dry socket or possibly muscular pain. Most likely form what you have said it is a dry socket. You treat the symptoms not the appearance of the socket. Placing a medicated dressing in the socket will give relief within a few minutes usually. ...Read more
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