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How long after wisdom teeth extraction does dry socket develop?

How long after wisdom teeth extraction does dry socket develop?

Early: This can happen in 48-72 hours. Not usually later. Please call the oral surgeon who did the procedure if you are having problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more


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What is the best way to treat dry socket after wisdom teeth extraction?

What is the best way to treat dry socket after wisdom teeth extraction?

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 more

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What are the common symptoms and pain from a dry socket after wisdom teeth extraction?

What are the common symptoms and pain from a dry socket after wisdom teeth extraction?

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

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6 days after wisdom teeth extraction I can see a Black coloured hole where the wisdom teeth was. Is this a Dry Socket?

6 days after wisdom teeth extraction I can see a Black coloured hole where the wisdom teeth was. Is this a Dry Socket?

Probably not: The hole area may still be in the process of healing. Hard to say, though. Often, dry sockets exhibit pain and bad odors. If in doubt, get back to the dentist/oral surgeon whom extracted the tooth/teeth. ...Read more

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What do about dislocated jaw and dry socket after wisdom teeth extraction?

What do about dislocated jaw and dry socket after wisdom teeth extraction?

See your dentist: As with any surgery, removal of your wisdom teeth carries some risks. If complications developed, your dentist or oral surgeon will discuss appropriate treatment options with you. ...Read more

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4dys after wisdom teeth extraction. I see no blood clots n don't have dry socket. Only canker sores and stiff jaw. Could it be ok for me to smoke?

4dys after wisdom teeth extraction. I see no blood clots n don't have dry socket. Only canker sores and stiff jaw. Could it be ok for me to smoke?

Wisdom teeth : It is never a good idea to smoke. Since you have not smoked for 4 days, use this as your start to quit. If you want to smoke you will smoke. ...Read more

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I have a dry socket from a wisdom teeth extraction, what can I do to ease the pain?

Keep it clean: Dry socket is caused by poor primary closure or poor healing of the extraction sire. If you are smoker stop smoking immediately. Keep the area clean to promote better healing. Rinse with with warm water and salt and see your dentist asap. ...Read more

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I've heard with top wisdom teeth extraction it is a lot less likely to get dry socket. What can I drink?

Dry sockets?: First you are correct, the likelihood is much less on upper teeth. Drink anything nutritious. ...Read more

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Can I drink through a straw two weeks after top two wisdom teeth extraction (no stitches)? I am terrified of getting dry socket or causing any damage

Wisdom teeth: You are past the danger of dry socket and an return to normal eating and drinking. Call the extracting dentist if you have any questions, or concerns since they know your circumstances. ...Read more

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It has been a week since my wisdom teeth extraction and the left side of my mouth still hurts. What should I do? Im afraid of a dry socket.

It has been a week since my wisdom teeth extraction and the left side of my mouth still hurts. What should I do? Im afraid of a dry socket.

Dry socket: You should go back to see the dentist who did the extractions. It may be a dry socket. They will be able to make the determination. There are treatments to help with the pain while it heals. If it is a dry socket it usually takes from 10-14 days to run its course. ...Read more

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Dry Socket (Definition)

A complication in the healing after an extraction. It is an inflammation of the bone where a tooth was removed and the blood clot was lost, exposing the bone. It produces a foul ...Read more


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more