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How Long Does Dry Socket Last
Varies: A dry socket is relatively easily treated by a dentist who can place medication into the socket, usually every 2-3 days until healing resumes and the pain subsides. This can take one visit or many depending upon the medical conditions, the difficulty of the extraction, and whether or not an infection was present. Relief usually begins within hours of placement of the medication. ...Read more
Soon if treated: If you truly have a dry socket, where the clot has washed out of the socket where a tooth was removed, leaving bone exposed to the oral environment, prompt treatment will help eliminate quickly. Go back to the oral surgeon who performed the extraction. He can medicate and seal off the socket which will give you quick relief. ...Read more
See your dentist NOW: Dry sockets are treated with iodoform gauze on a daily basis until the tissue granulates in to protect the raw exposed bone. In my experience it can take up to two weeks for the tissue to granulate in so that the gauze is not needed. Please see your dentist/os to prevent other problems. ...Read more
Depends on material: Some dry socket packings should be changed every few days, others are meant to last until the socket starts to heal. Best thing is to contact the person who did the extractions. ...Read more
With dry socket, is it normal to have really severe headache? How long can the symptoms be expected to last?
Dry Socket Pain.: Dry sockets can be very painful, lasting a few weeks. Severe headaches can happen as well. You should contact the doctor that did the extractions and hopefully have the areas packed to get some relief, otherwise you will be trying to kill the pain with pain meds that are likely not to help too much. Once healed, you should be fine, but it can take some time. ...Read more
I have a dry socket and a infection which feels like its gone into my face what can I do to help the throbbing pain and how long will it last?
Need antibiotics: You need to see your health care provider asap, you probably need a course of antibiotics. Don't put this off. ...Read more
Took 1 baby aspirin last night. Nevr took aspirin prior. How long until its anti-clotting effect wears off and also can I have dry socket treated?
I had dry socket about 2 days after getting a tooth extracted last wednesday my dentist cleaned the area and packed it 2 days agoo how long is the swelling in my face and neck going to last I look like I have the mumps and I am still in a lot of pain?
Long time: Dry socket occurs when the blood clot that is supposed to form and seal the hole from an extraction comes out. The extraction site is therefore unable to heal. Go see your dentist because they can clean out the dry socket, re stimulate bleeding and there will be relief almost immediately. ...Read more
How long does dry socket take to heal? With wisdom teeth Anything to help speed recovery! In major pain! All the way up to my ear and throbbing
Dry socket: See the dentist or oral surgeon that did the extraction ASAP if you think you have a dry socket. This needs treatment to relieve your pain and promote healing of the extraction site. ...Read more
Depends: That depends on how large the bone defect (where the tooth was) is, how many days after the surgery it developed, and what contributing oral habits (such as smoking) you have. With treatment, they can heal pretty quickly, usually within a couple of weeks. If you don't see a dentist, they can linger for several weeks. So, see your dentist/oral surgeon and get the dry socket treated. ...Read more
Dry Sockets: Dry sockets can be very painful, lasting a few weeks. If you suspect a dry socket. You should contact the doctor that did the extractions and hopefully have the areas packed to get some relief, otherwise you will be trying to kill the pain with pain meds that are likely not to help too much. Once healed, you should be fine, but it can take some time, up to a week or two. ...Read more
Dry Socket: Generally develops in the first 24-48 hours after the extraction. If you follow all the PO instructions you should not have a problem. As the socket matures and heals you will need to continue rinsing as the socket heals from the bottom up and if food gets trapped it can be uncomfortable. Check with your dentist to be sure. ...Read more
Depends: Usually if treated properly, patients feel relief quickly. However, the pain can last longer. If the pain is more than a few days then there probably may be another issue present. Consult with your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more
A few days after: Usually dry sockets happen 2 or 3 days after the extraction. If you get, past this time frame you are probably safe. ...Read more
Maybe: You need to be followed by the dentist that did the extraction to monitor your discomfort & healing. If you are still in pain or pain has returned, you may need new dressing. Check in with your doc. ...Read more
Once they put it in, you will have almost instant relief. It will taste horrible, but you won't be in pain. It improves the healing time and within a few days it should be relatively healed up and after a few weeks you won't know anything was even done there. The medication just aides the natural healing process.
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I would recommend a check with your dentist. He will pack a dry socket paste and clean the socket.
Every case is different and depending on which tooth and how much bone is exposed, healing is different. ...Read more
Just got treated for dry socket today. Pain went away! How long until dry socket heals... Or until pain completely goes away?
1 week or more: A dry socket indicates that it will take the body much longer to heal than normal. If the normal person begins to feel better after 2-3 days, it is not unusual to see healing delayed for a week or longer in cases of dry socket. ...Read more
Can you tell me in the morning. It is now thursday morning and around 50 hours since I got them removed. How long do I have to worry about getting a dry socket?
Another day an the swelling should be going down. Once you are over the initial trauma. If there is a nagging persistent throbbing that won't go away you probably have a dry socket. It is more of annoyance, not as painful as the initial post op from surgery and goes away on its own in 10 days without tx. There are treatments that will relieve dry socket pain quickly.
So don't worry so much. ...Read more
Ten days: Dry sockets do not form ten days post op. If you think you have this condition, contact your dentist immediately for proper treatment. ...Read more
About how long does it take to be completely out of the woods for developing a dry socket? It has been 72 hours for me since the procedure.
A week: Think of the risk as half of a normal distribution with a peak at 60 hours (2 1/2 days). Conventional wisdom says after 3-4 days the risk is much less but since you ask about being "completely out of the woods" there could be some minimal risk present depending on risk factors lasting 5 to 7 days. If not properly treated, the symptoms can persist even longer, as it takes additional time to resolve ...Read more
Had dry socket they packed It with medicine on the 17th. Still have white stuff showing and hurts to touch. Is this normal? How long to heal?
Just a thought:
But it sounds like you may have an infection!! Re-check your situation again with your Dentist/Oral Surgeon!
Just a thought!
Dr Z ...Read more
Go see your dentist:
You don't have to suffer with dry socket. If you go see your dentist, dry socket paste will provide almost instant relief. (wont taste great) but will make it all better.
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How long should it take for a dry socket to heal if you have the socket treated with the antibiotic pad applied?
10 days: You need to have socket paste placed by your dentist to heal faster and properly, while he monitors it. ...Read more
I won't smoke, but how long till I know ive avoided dry socket, it I do end up doing it, and also I hate white stuff around my right gum is that normal?
Good for you: Great reason to quit smoking entirely. Or you can resume smoking in a week or two if you want lung/tongue/throat/larynx/gum/lip/jaw cancer, leathery skin, nicotine stained fingers, stroke, heart attack, and so money other gruesome ways to die. As to "white stuff, " probably OK but ask your Surgeon to take a look. ...Read more
I got a tooth extracted monday morning and haven't smoked since last friday. Can I smoke without risking a dry socket?
No: It may be fine, but depending on the nature of the procedure, previous infection, location of extraction, the risks are not 0%. Try to refrain as long as possible. ...Read more
Dry socket. Taken 10mg hydrocodone every4-6hrs. Last dose took 15mg and still no relief. Is it safe to take the other half? 20mg total?
That is a high dose. Probably not since I don't know your weight, other medications and other medical factors. A dry socket can be treated with local measures by dentist/oral surgeon that will take care of most or all of the pain without meds (packing socket with analgesic medication).
Call dentist/oral surgeon to discuss. ...Read more
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