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Signs of a dry socket?

Signs of a dry socket?

Dry socket or not?: Dry socket has two simple signs: 1 aching, throbbing pain in the gum or jaw. 2. Horrible taste and smell in your mouth. Since dry socket occurs exclusively following a dental extraction, no extraction--no dry socket. ...Read more

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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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What are the signs of dry socket?

What are the signs of dry socket?

Loss of blood clot: Signs of dry socket most often involve loss of the blood clot in the socket. Symptoms of dry socket involve severe pain in the jaw that is not relieved by pain medication. Placing a sedative dressing into the socket, after debriding the area is usually the required treatment. This is often needed several times for a week or two. ...Read more

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What are signs of not having dry socket?

What are signs of not having dry socket?

Having a clot: Not having a dry socket you would see a clot in the extraction site and if sutured then the suture would still be in place and the site closed. You may still have foul smelling orders from food possibly getting in the site or under the sutures. Basically if there is a clost in the site and no exposed bone then you dont have a dry socket. ...Read more

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What are common signs before getting a dry socket?

What are common signs before getting a dry socket?

Not usually: A dry socket results from a good blood clot not forming, which in turn leaves exposed bone in the socket, which in turn causes the severe pain. While insufficient bleeding might be an early cue, most patients not only don't know what to expect, but also can't usually visualize the area. It comes on unexpectedly 2-4 days following the extraction. Don't smoke, rinse 1st 24 hrs. And follow directions. ...Read more

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I think i might have signs of dry socket. What do I do?

See your dentist: The dry socket occurs exclusively following a dental extraction. Dry socket has two simple signs: 1 aching, throbbing pain in the gum or jaw. 2. Horibble taste and smell in your mouth. If this is the case, see your dentist/surgeon for dry socket treatment. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of dry socket?

Two to three: Two to three days after your extraction if you have some uber sensitivity to cold with much throbbing like the pounding of your heart inside those sockets there is a chance they are dry or infected. Best to let the surgeon place a dry socket dressing or paste down in the socket to soothe it and help it to re-heal. If you are taking any meds for osteoporosis or chemotherapy please let your doc know. ...Read more

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What are common signs of an infected dry socket?

Dry socket signs: is a painful complication that can happen after tooth extraction. The pain typically starts about 2-3 days after extraction. Other symptoms of dry socket include bad breath and an unpleasant smell. The most important thing you can do to prevent a dry socket is follow the postoperative instructions by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is ear ache early sign of dry socket?

Is ear ache early sign of dry socket?

Dry socket: Did you just have a tooth extracted? If so you may have or be getting an infection, go back to your dentist for a consult. ...Read more

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How long after a tooth extraction should I be seeing signs of blood on guaze.Extraction was Tues and been smoking with guaze in and no sign dry socket?

How long after a tooth extraction should I be seeing signs of blood on guaze.Extraction was Tues and been smoking with guaze in and no sign dry socket?

Smoking: If you smoke, all bets are off. Smoking delays and alters healing, not to mention that it will eventually kill you. You shouldn't need gauze for more than a few hours. If you are still bleeding today, 3 days after the extraction, you need to see the Dentist or Oral Surgeon for a reexamination. ...Read more

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What is "dry socket"?

Bad: Basically the clot that was supposed to form after tooth extraction is either never formed or removed....Both usually due to improper care. It's the exposure of bone and great pain follows. http://www.animated-teeth.com/dry-sockets/a1-dry-sockets.htm should help you with all the info. ...Read more

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What is a dry socket?

Dry socket: Is painful complication following tooth extraction. Helpful home remedy for pain is clove oil. ...Read more

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How long does dry socket last?

How long does dry socket last?

Varies: A dry socket is relatively easily treated by a dentist who can place medication into the socket, usually every 2-3 days until healing resumes and the pain subsides. This can take one visit or many depending upon the medical conditions, the difficulty of the extraction, and whether or not an infection was present. Relief usually begins within hours of placement of the medication. ...Read more

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What could cause a dry socket?

After extraction: If the blood clot which forms in the socket is lost - then you can develop what is known as a dry socket. They are very painful and need to be professionally treated. ...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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What does dry socket feel like?

Two simple signs: Dry socket has two simple signs: 1 aching, throbbing pain in the gum or jaw. 2. Horrible taste and smell in your mouth. Since dry socket occurs exclusively following a dental extraction, no extraction--no dry socket. ...Read more

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Does dry socket heal on its own?

Does dry socket heal on its own?

Better option: Is to see your dentist as soon as possible for several reasons. First- you want to ensure that there is no infection present. Second-dentist can apply medication so that pain relief is simple and quick and will promote faster healing. Third- why suffer unnecessarily when this type of post operative treatment is generally at no cost to you as part of follow up care? Finally (see comment) -->. ...Read more

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How likely is getting dry socket?

Usually low: Chances are usually very low; however, if you use a straw with a lot of suction, you can lose the clot and develop a dry socket. Heavy smoking after extraction can also lead to dry socket. If you are over zealous brushing your teeth, you can also dislodge the clot. ...Read more

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How do you treat dry socket pain?

Treatment:: local treatment ( dressing) or packing the socket) can be provided by a dentist, and a general medication such as antibiotics can help with the infection.but best medication is prevention, allow a proper blood clot the time to form before rinsing or eating on the side, no smoking for a few days after the extraction and especially if you have already Ardy socket. ...Read more