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Is it possible to get a dry socket after they sewed the extractions sites shut?

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

Dry Socket (Definition)

Occurs when there is a complication in the healing after a tooth extraction. It is an inflammation of the bone where a tooth was removed and the blood clot was lost, exposing the bone. Produces a foul ...Read more


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Is it possible to get a dry socket after 7 weeks following a wisdom teeth extraction?

Is it possible to get a dry socket after 7 weeks following a wisdom teeth extraction?

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

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Is it possible to get dry socket over a week after tooth extraction?

Is it possible to get dry socket over a week after tooth extraction?

Dry Socket?: Possible? Yes. Likely? No. Usually patients become aware of a problem 2 to 4 days after the extraction. ...Read more

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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

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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

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

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Is it possible to get dry socket while on my period? 4 post op tooth extraction done Tuesday it is now Saturday

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

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The day of wisdom extraction, can I get dry socket?

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

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Can I get dry socket on 8day old extraction. 2nd lower left molar. Thanks?

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

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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

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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?

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

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Have a dry socket from tooth extraction. There is currently an ice storm and can't get to dentist. What can I do to relieve pain in the meantime?

NSAIDs + Tylenol (acetaminophen): You can take NSAIDs or Tylenol) to ease the discomfort. Sometimes these OTC medications aren't enough to relieve the pain. Keep a good oral hygiene and clove oil has proved to be an effective treatment for dry socket. Take care. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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I stopped using gauze only ten minutes after a wisdoms tooth extraction. Will a blood clot still form? Or will i get dry socket?

I stopped using gauze only ten minutes after a wisdoms tooth extraction. Will a blood clot still form? Or will i get dry socket?

Dry Socket: Blood clot will most likely form. The gauze does not prevent the clot from falling out. Avoid gargling and rinsing aggressively for a few days and you will probably be fine. Any problems please call your surgeon. ...Read more

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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 not: 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

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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

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Can you have dry socket 72 hours after extraction?

Can you have dry socket 72 hours after extraction?

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

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I'm curious about extraction complications asides from dry socket?

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

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When can I stop worrying about getting a dry socket after extraction?

3 to 5 dyas: A "dry socket" is a breakdown of the clot at the surgical site several days after surgery. If 5 days goes by and you feel fine, i wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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How long after an extraction until you don't have to worry about dry socket?

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

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If you have dry socket after an extraction and would you be in pain righg away?

If you have dry socket after an extraction and would you be in pain righg away?

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

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I'm so worried about getting dry socket 3 days after extraction. Am i clear yet ?

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

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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