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How Long Does It Take For Dry Socket To Heal
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Almost immediately: Once they put it in, you will have almost instant relief. It will taste horrible, but you wont 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 wont know anything was even done there. The medication just aides the natural healing process. www.davincidentals.com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Once identified: And appropriately treated by your dentist, the pain resolves shortly thereafter. Re- applications of the medicated dressing might be needed every few days for a week or so, depending on what treatment approach is taken. Obviously avoid alcohol and cigarettes in the interim. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just got treated for dry socket today. Pain went away! how long until dry socket heals... Or until pain completely goes away?
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
Soon: if clot rejected normally there will be discomfort and healing will be slow. There are treatments for discomfort such as dry socket paste placed by a dentist ...Read more
About 3 days: Dry socket usually becomes symptomatic approximately 3 days post-extraction. Chances of a dry socket are based on habits (smoking), the management of the surgical site, and which tooth was removed (dry socket is incredibly rare on extraction of upper teeth, most common for lower molars). See your dentist immediately if you suspect a dry socket so that a sedative dressing can be applied. ...Read more
Maybe weeks: Dry socket can be quite painful, and is accompanied by bad breath odors. Oral drugs/medications are not usually very helpful. For temporary relief, go to your drug store and buy some dental wax. Shape a small piece of it to fit the open area between your teeth and press it to mold to the space and the dry socket. You can sleep with wax in place, as well. Replace the wax every day or two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need to have all four wisdom teeth extracted, and want to know how long it will take to recover from that kind of surgery? I've heard about dry socket, how do I avoid that so that i don't have a lot of pain?
Varies: Every patient responds and recovers from surgery differently. My patients are advised to take it easy for the first 2-3 days after surgery and to follow the postop instructions closely. Dry sockets may be precipitated by excessive spitting, rinsing and smoking immediately following surgery, and are usually associated with the removal of teeth from the lower jaw. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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