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How long after wisdom tooth extraction does dry socket develop?

How long after wisdom tooth extraction does dry socket develop?

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 more

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Dry Socket (Definition)

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


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How long after wisdom tooth extraction am I at risk for dry socket? I had all 4 pulled, at least 2 were impacted, and one was near the sinus. ???

How long after wisdom tooth extraction am I at risk for dry socket? I had all 4 pulled, at least 2 were impacted, and one was near the sinus.  ???

Typically, symptoms for a dry socket develop 2 to 4 days after a tooth extraction.: Dry socket is more common in people with diabetes, smokers and women who take birth Control pills. The pain typically starts about 2 days after the tooth was pulled. Over time it becomes more severe and can radiate to your ear.Pain is associated with malodor and bad taste.Your dentist will clean the tooth socket, removing any debris from the hole,and then fill the socket with a medicated dressing. ...Read more

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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?

Stop worrying: By now, you should be just fine. Continue being cautious with your activities and eating, but the chances of a dry socket are pretty much over. ...Read more

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I have dry socket after wisdom tooth extraction, any suggestions?

See your surgeon: Dry sockets are best treated with a medicated dressing placed in the socket. You need to see the dentist that did your surgery for this. ...Read more

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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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79 hours after wisdom tooth extraction. Is it normal to have a stinging pain ? What are the chances of me getting dry socket?

79 hours after wisdom tooth extraction. Is it normal to have a stinging pain ? What are the chances of me getting dry socket?

Pain not normal: 'stinging pain' surely sounds like more than would be expected. I would call the on-call dentist to discuss with them. ...Read more

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Could i lose that blood clot in the open hole after wisdom tooth extraction and develop the dreaded dry socket?

Could i lose that blood clot in the open hole after wisdom tooth extraction and develop the dreaded dry socket?

Yes: Be careful when eating or drinking during the first 24 hours. Definitely do not rinse during this time. Brush very gently on that side for a couple of days. ...Read more

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How many days after wisdom tooth extraction is the blood clot NOT needed anymore and developing dry socket is a non issue.

How many days after wisdom tooth extraction is the blood clot NOT needed anymore and developing dry socket is a non issue.

Depends: That would be based on the difficulty and severity of the tooth removal, but usually 7 to 10 days is sufficient ...Read more

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How soon can a dry socket occur after having wisdom tooth extraction?

4 days: By definition, a dry socket is a tooth socket that is not healing properly. If pain and exposed bone persists 4-7 days after an extraction, a dry socket could be the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Wisdom Tooth Extraction (Definition)

This simply means removal of the wisdom teeth which are the third (and sometimes fourth molars). Molars are the bigger teeth toward the back of your mouth, and we count them ...Read more


Dr. Colin McCannel
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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