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Doctor insights on: Partial Dry Socket

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Is it possible to have a partial dry socket?

Is it possible to have a partial dry socket?

Not really: It is either healing normally or not. You either have a dry socket or you don't, although there are degrees of pain, different pain thresholds, etc. ...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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What should I do if dry socket seems like it has partially come out by first day. ?

Dry socket: "Dry Socket" means the clot has washed out and bone is now exposed to the oral environment. That's what causes painful damage to the bone. Your Dentist or Oral Surgeon Specialist should be contacted for treatment if extraction site becomes unduly painful. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for dry socket?

What is the recovery time for dry socket?

About two weeks. : It usually takes about two weeks to recover from a dry socket. Please have it packed by the dentist or surgeon that performed the surgery. They will monitor your progress, and watch for residual infections. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dry socket?

Bone inflammation: 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 odor and severe pain. ...Read more

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Can dry socket last more than two weeks in a healthy person?

Can dry socket last more than two weeks in a healthy person?

Maybe: You need to be followed by the dentist that did the extraction to monitor your discomfort & healing. If you are still in pain or pain has returned, you may need new dressing. Check in with your doc. ...Read more

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Still pain from dry socket one month later is this normal?

Still pain from dry socket one month later is this normal?

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

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What will lead to a dry socket?

Unknown: The cause of dry socket is not completely known. The general hypothesis used are: bone tissue that's been traumatized during the extraction and tissue activators that cause the blood clot to disintegrate. The lack of blood clot in socket and exposed alveolar bone is a factor not a cause. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does it take for dry socket to heal?

Depends: Usually if treated properly, patients feel relief quickly. However, the pain can last longer. If the pain is more than a few days then there probably may be another issue present. Consult with your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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