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Is It Possible To Get A Dry Socket After They Sewed The Extractions Sites Shut
Possible, but not as: Likely since the protective blood clot is covered with mucosa. If the sutures come loose & one chews or rinses too vigorously, the clot may be dislodged & food & bacteria can enter & infect the bone. Follow oral surgeon's advice for post-op care. Return if pain worsens. ...Read more
Yes: The chances are less, but the clot can still be rejected resulting in a dry socket. ...Read more
Dry Socket: Dry sockets usually begin 2-3 days following an extraction. Perhaps 4-5 days at most. Seven weeks? No. If you are having problems with that area, see your local dentist. ...Read more
Dry Socket?: Possible? Yes. Likely? No. Usually patients become aware of a problem 2 to 4 days after the extraction. ...Read more
I got a tooth extraction on Tuesday, to is Saturday, and now today I have some slight pain...can I get a dry socket this late after?
Dry socket: A dry socket usually presents as severe pain 3-4 days after the extraction after a period when the pain was mild to moderate previously. Please contact the dentist who actually treated you for advice and ask if it's necessary to be seen for an evaluation at this time. ...Read more
How long before I am safe from getting a dry socket? I got a molar extraction 3 days ago and im scared and paranoid i might get a dry socket
Usually 3-4 days: If you follow your doctors care instructions dry socket is rare. Lower third molar (wisdom teeth) extractions are the most common place for this condition to occur, super rare with any other extraction. Not smoking and not drinking alcohol while the area is healing also helps prevent dry socket. ...Read more
Is it possible to get dry socket while on my period? 4 post op tooth extraction done Tuesday it is now Saturday
Yes: There is no relationship between your cycle and a dry socket. Dry sockets can occur up to 3-5 days after a dental extraction. Hopefully not! Do not use straws and no smoking. ...Read more
Yes but...: Dry Socket symptoms usually appear 2-4 days after the extraction not the day of. Smokers are usually the ones who get dry socket the most ...Read more
Little to none: You are basically in the clear.Get a more detailed answer ›
Average healing time is 7 days.: A dry socket usually revolves in a week as tissue fills in and covers the exposed bone however we often see dry sockets at 10-12 days. I personally had a dry socket for 2 weeks after a difficult wisdom tooth extraction in my early twenties. If you feel that you may have a dry socket, a visit to your surgeon or dentist is warranted. ...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
I got a wisdom tooth out two days ago. Now, there's a weird looking glob of greenish-gray stuff in the extraction site. Is this normal, or dry socket?
Wisdom tooth healing: There is a blood clot the is over the extraction site and this is part of the healing process. You do not have a dry socket. A dry socket happens when the blood clot is lost and this is a very painful condition. Follow the post op instructions given by the extracting dentist. If you have concerns about your healing please call them and they will answer your concerns and questions. ...Read more
I've lost the blood clot on my molar less than 24 hours after extraction. Will I now definitely get dry socket? The pain is only slightly worse now.
Dry socket: Not necessarily that you will have a dry socket as if there was an excess of the clot which came off then you shall be fine. But disturbance of the clot is usually the reason for a dry socket. 24 or less a new clot may develop. ...Read more
I get a big ulcer near my dry socket after tooth extraction.don't know whether the pain comes from the ulcer or the dry socket.any advice?
Jaw pain: it is difficult to determine the source of pain. Many dentists like to label all postoperative pain as "dry socket" not knowing exactly what it actually is. Certainly an ulcer can be very painful, and it takes a skilled examiner to determine IF the pain resembles dry socket, or if it is superficial like ulcers. See an oral surgeon. ...Read more
Both my blood clots have fallen out of my teeth where I had an extraction 4 hours ago, I don't want to get dry socket, what should I do?
Do not panic: Place a gauze pack over the area and bite firmly it will control blood clots. Making sure the gauze remain in place. If oozing is still active, replace gauze as needed every 30-45 minutes. Be careful not to dislodge the blood clot from now on when brushing near the extraction site for 3-4 days. You can carefully wipe the area with a clean, wet gauze pad. Good luck. ...Read more
I've heard with top wisdom teeth extraction it is a lot less likely to get dry socket. What can I drink?
Dry sockets?: First you are correct, the likelihood is much less on upper teeth. Drink anything nutritious. ...Read more
Surgeon remvd stitches & filled dry socket 3/4 wisd. tooth extraction sites, was aware I took 1 baby asprin night bfore. Whatre my risks & what to do?
Discuss: Discuss concerns with dentists who can actually examine and treat you. An internet diagnosis is not possible and we would need substantially more information to even begin to advise you properly. ...Read more
Two days post wisdom tooth extraction. No pain. No swelling. When should I stop worrying about dry socket? When will it appear if I do get it? Thanks!
Almost there: Continue the post op instructions given to you, and if you still feel great after another 24 to 36 hours, you've pretty much passed up a dry socket. ...Read more
I stopped using gauze only ten minutes after a wisdoms tooth extraction. Will a blood clot still form? Or will i get dry socket?
Is a yellow layer over tooth extraction site normal 3 days after having lower back molar pulled out?? I’m terrified it might be dry socket.
It's a normal fibbing clot. If you had dry socket you would have any or all of severe pain, bleeding, foul breath, swelling, stiff neck, swollen glands, fever, etc. For your own peace of mind return to the
Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon that did the extraction for a post-surgical evaluation. ...Read more
I had #19 and #3 tooth extraction/bone graft 6 days ago. What is my risk for dry socket? How long until I can be sure that I won't get dry socket?
Almost zero: After six days the tissue has really started to heal. Since you had the sockets packed with grafting material, covered with a membrane, and sutured closed, your chances of a dry socket are almost nil. ...Read more
Yes: Dry sockets pain may last in some instances a few weeks. Most dentist have a medicated dressing that can be placed that will give more relief than pain medications. ...Read more
Nothing else: Other than dry socket can happen,Aside from slight soreness ,or pain the same day or the day after.nothing else can happen providing you maintain good oral hygiene . ...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
No immediate pain: The pain at the socket is improving during the first few days after tooth removal then abruptly reversing to excruciating sharp, shooting pain and bad smell from the mouth. ...Read more
Significant: Please call your Oral SurgeonGet a more detailed answer ›
Generally: If it has been three days you are fine. Keep the area clean and see your dentist for a follow up check. ...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
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