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Is it possible to get a dry socket if the removed tooth never broke through?

Is it possible to get a dry socket if the removed tooth never broke through?

Yes: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lost it's blood clot. Treatment is to have a medicated dressing placed into the affected area. Antibiotics will not help a dry socket. ...Read more

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Dry Socket (Definition)

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


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Is it possible to get dry socket the day your tooth wad removed?

Is it possible to get dry socket the day your tooth wad removed?

Yes: The first 72 hours after extraction is when you would be most likely to dislodge the blood clot. Avoid rinsing and disturbing the surgical site. ...Read more

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Would i definitely get a dry socket if i smoke after getting two teeth removed?

Not necessarily: You will not necessarily develop a dry socket if you smoke after extraction, but this is a terrible idea. You have bleeding tissue and you're exposing it to smoke and tar! it will definitely complicate your healing. Save money; stop smoking :). ...Read more

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Its been 140 hours or 5 days since all 4 of my wisdom teeth were removed. It it possible to get dry socket? And can I eat anything i want?

Its been 140 hours or 5 days since all 4 of my wisdom teeth were removed. It it possible to get dry socket? And can I eat anything i want?

Dry Socket: You may eat anything you wish or can eat comfortably, be sure to rinse with salt water three to four times daily to keep the area clean. At 5 days out the chances of a dry socket are minimal in my opinion. ...Read more

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I got 2 teeth removed (they are not wisdom teeth) its been 3 days now and i was wondering if i could get a dry socket ? I am very paranoid about this

I got 2 teeth removed (they are not wisdom teeth) its been 3 days now and i was wondering if i could get a dry socket ? I am very paranoid about this

Possible: But the odds are in your favor. Only 2-5 % of all extractions develop dry sockets (and my personal experience has been much less) if you see a large hole or have increasing pain or a bad odor coming from address i would return or talk to the dr. Who treated you for an evaluation asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is dry socket common when you get your wisdom teeth removed?

Not common...: .. But a potential post operative problem. Follow the directions of your oral surgeon and you will minimize the chances of developing a dry socket. ...Read more

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Can I get a dry socket 6 days after my tooth was pulled?

Possible : It's possible that it's a dry socket. But, it's more likely that it's an infection or a 'bone spur'. Contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had my tooth pulled 4 days ago. Will i still get a dry socket?

Yes: Almost a week (often said "5 days") is a typical risk period for dry socket. If your socket is large and open, and there is not much clotted blood, you are more likely to have dry socket. Smokers have higher chance of getting it also. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get dry socket twice on the same wisdom tooth?

Is it possible to get dry socket twice on the same wisdom tooth?

Very unlikely: Once treated the first time, then it is very unlikely. If there are still issues from the removal of the wisdom tooth, then see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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