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Is It Normal For The Medicine Pack For A Dry Socket To Fall Out
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Had the medicine packing put in on Monday for a dry socket just lost it all mad bleeding a little but is this normal or should I contact my dentist?
See your dentist: The packing needs to be changed by the dentist 2-5 times over a 1-2 weeks period. You will be OK. ...Read more
Wisdom tooth extracted Got a dry socket It was then packed with packing strip with medication was told that the packing strip will fall out. Will it?
Wisdom tooth: A dry socket occurs when the blood clot is lost after tooth extraction leaving the bone and nerve exposed. This can be due to infection, nicotine, sucking through a straw or certain hormones such as oral contraceptives. The treatment is packing with medication. The packing is usually changed as often as daily. As the tooth heals the packing will fall out. ...Read more
Return to dentist: If you are still experiencing to pain from the dry socket, then return to the treating dentist to have it replaced. ...Read more
Follow up: No dry socket, but had preventative medpack in there for 4 days. Will removal hurt? Hope to avoid a 2nd pack--The 1st hurt going in.
May be: If you had a resorbable pack, it should not need removal. If you had a gauze type packing that must be removed, usually it takes a few second to pull out and you may feel the pulling, it can be a little uncomfortable. Please talk to your dentist, it is hard to guess without seeing it. Best of luck. ...Read more
Will a dry socket heal with only one packing? I went to ER (my dr out of town) ER dr said hole is closed there's nothing for him to pack...Help!
Dry socket: Actually, a dry socket will heal even without any packing. It will just be painful and take much, much longer to heal. Although a physician in an emergency room is not quite the same as a dentist for a dental evaluation, if you are substantially out of pain, there is no need to repack the socket. You should still see your dentist for a follow up evaluation just to make sure all is ok. ...Read more
Infected wisdom tooth removed 6d ago. Achey jaw/ear pain ystrday. Stitches out today--no dry socket but he put med pack anyway. Should I be concerned?
Ask your dentist: It seems as you dentist has the situation under control, wisdom tooth still causing pain after a week can be an issue, if the pain is tapering of I would say that you are on you way to a good recovery, but this should be best addressed by your dentist. Good luck. ...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
Yes but: Why? Are you going to put it back and how will you tell if it is healed to a point where you no longer need the packing? Please see your dentist. ...Read more
Avoiding dry socket: You want to avoid dry socket all together. Follow the instructions given for post-op care. Don't: smoke, drink from a straw, spit, or brush area hard. Don't pick at socket if anything gets in it. Don't eat on it, avoid crunchy/hard foods. In general, avoid area as best as possible. Dry sockets can be very painful. ...Read more
Had dissolvable packing for dry socket put in today, hours later it has fallen out and the pain is starting to come back what should I do?
Call: Call your surgeon now. May need to have pack replaced. ...Read more
I have a dry socket and it was packed with dry socket paste at 8am today and the packing has came out is there any OTC TX I can use till tomorrow?
Go Back: Your dentist will be happy to replace the medication. ...Read more
I am trying to remove dry socket packing but can't see the gauze. Is it possible that it came out on its own? How do I find it? Doc said he left a tag
It's possible: I would recommend that you let your dentist take a look to be sure. ...Read more
I have a red lump/spot on extraction site (extracted 5th aug) following a dry socket packing. What is it? Only had 1 packing
To many: To manny possibilities to make a site-unseen stab in the dark. Please call the Dentist or Specialist Oral Surgeon who did the extraction for a post-surgical reevaluation visit. ...Read more
Molar removed, got dry socket and had packing out in. Six days after being packed I am wondering if I leave the brown gauze in the socket or remove it?
Remove it: If you don't have pain. If pain reoccurs visit your dentist. ...Read more
When can I start cleaning my socket with salt water after dry socket is pasted? Would toughing out the dry socket without packing it, promote healing?
Don't: The dry socket was probably caused by your rinsing out the area to begin with. You must learn to leave it alone. Do not rinse it out. Toughing it out will not help it heal faster but will only make you more uncomfortable. ...Read more
Dry socket 2+ wk, pulled 3 wk ago. 1st wk had eugenol/packing + 2 xs scraping of bone. Next wk gum scraped and sewn. Still painful. Not healing. Help?
Return to surgeon: You need to have this evaluated. This is not normal. ...Read more
How long after having a tooth extraction (1 week ago) and dry socket packing (2 days ago) should the swelling in my face go down.?
Got wisdom tooth pulled, got dry socket. Got packing since friday, going to have last packing either wed/thurs & taken out fri. Can I drink beer after?
Just had medicine put in a dry socket to take the pain away The novacaine is wearing off and I'm starting to feel some pain. Is this normal?
Yes: Pain with dry sockets is normal, even with medication. ...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
Had a dry socket. Took out gauze with medicine on Friday. How do I care for it now? Still see some white pieces.
Here are the official self management guidelines from Mayo clinic
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/dry-socket/manage/ptc-20305961
If having ongoing difficulties it would be worth contacting the dentist who undertook the procedure. ...Read more
Not Normal: One month post op you should be just about fully healed. If you still have a problem, please visit your oral surgeon. ...Read more
NO Dry Socket, but Dr put medpack in anyway, told to leave it for 4 days. Is it normal to start coming out? I have been avoiding area completely.
Yes it is normal as the socket heals, it pushes the pack out of the socket.
Maintain good oral hygiene and follow your dentists post operative instructions, take your meds. If any was prescribed to you, and all should be fine. ...Read more
Dry socket dressed yesterday morning with desolvable dressing however it seems to be trying to fall out. It's poking out the top. What should I do?
Dry socket: Call your dentist or oral surgeon and ask them for advice. They may want to see you and change or trim the dressing. ...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
Should there be puss coming from the dry socket dressing? And is it normal for it to bleed and the dressing still be there 7 days later.
It is possible: If you suffer from dry socket, you also have an increased risk of infection. The dressing may be changed as often as everyday or as infrequently as every 3-6 day. It usually takes about 7 to 14 days for the healing process to finalize. ...Read more
I have a very deep dry socket going on 2 weeks now. It has been packed almost every other day, & still in excruciating pain. Is this normal?
Not usual: A dry socket lasting two weeks is not usual. Something else might be amiss. Are you being treated by an oral surgeon? ...Read more
Also, my breath has been really raunchy since the third day after extraction, is this normal for the most part or only a symptom of dry socket?
It is normal: Tooth extraction is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling, bad breath and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. See your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and treatment. Take care. ...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