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How long does dry socket last?

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

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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


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How long does dry socket pain usually last?

How long does dry socket pain usually last?

A day or two: If the dry socket is treated by your dentist, pain should subside in a day or two. If it doesn't, go back to your dentist and have the area looked at again. ...Read more

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I am in excrutiating pain from a dry socket. How long will this last? I feel like I am dying!

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

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Can someone tell me how long will dry socket packing last?

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

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With dry socket, is it normal to have really severe headache? How long can the symptoms be expected to last?

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

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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?

Dry socket: If its really a dry socket you need to be treated see the dentist who removed the tooth we have very effective medicines take can be placed in the area the longer you wait the worse the pain will get. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Aspirin effect: Aspirin use irreversibly blocks the formation of thromboxane A2 in platelets, producing an inhibitory effect on platelet aggregation during the lifetime of the affected platelet (8–9 days). So you better wait that period till your body manufacture new platelets ...Read more

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How long does dry socket take to heal?

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

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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

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