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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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