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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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?
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
79 hours after wisdom tooth extraction. Is it normal to have a stinging pain ? What are the chances of me getting dry socket?
Could i lose that blood clot in the open hole after wisdom tooth extraction and develop the dreaded dry socket?
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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