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Socket Put Medpack
NO Dry Socket, but Dr put medpack in anyway, told to leave it for 4 days. Is it normal to start coming out? I have been avoiding area completely.
Yes it is normal as the socket heals, it pushes the pack out of the socket.
Maintain good oral hygiene and follow your dentists post operative instructions, take your meds. If any was prescribed to you, and all should be fine. ...Read more
No dry socket, but DR put medpack in just in case. Told its ok to leave in next 4 dys. Is this OK? Will it hurt when removed Monday? It hurt going in.
Follow: Follow your surgeon's instructions. Do not remove the packing yourself. Give it the opportunity to do it's job. Out is easier than in. ...Read more
No dry socket, but doc put medpack in anyway 4 some pain. Supposed 2 call tmrw: If I feel ok, told I don't have to come in. How long does it stay in?
Socket prevention: Your dentist packed the medical dressing that promotes healing. Discomfort and other symptoms should continue to improve over the next few days. Complete healing typically goes smoothly and generally takes about 10 to 14 days. ...Read more
I popped my shoulder out of the socket yesterday (it went back in place almost immediately)but now it hurts to even put weight on it. What do I do?
Rest: Teenager had transient shoulder subluxation and now has residual pain. This requires rest, immobilization & to be brought to attention of her doctor. The shoulder ligaments might have been injured. Underlying Hypermobility Syndrome might be operant, see comments. Physical Therapy started in next few weeks might be necessary to strengthen the shoulder & increase shoulder joint integrity. ...Read more
The medicated strip put in my sockets to help with dry socket fell out is this something I should be concerned about?
No: The medicated dressing was packed lightly in the extraction socket to help alleviate the discomfort and to help provide some degree of protection to the exposed bone. It is not uncommon for a dressing to be dislodged, and if you are not having any discomfort, you should not be concerned. ...Read more
Just had medicine put in a dry socket to take the pain away The novacaine is wearing off and I'm starting to feel some pain. Is this normal?
Yes: Pain with dry sockets is normal, even with medication. ...Read more
Yes: The chances are less, but the clot can still be rejected resulting in a dry socket. ...Read more
Post op pain: You may just be dealing with some aggressive post operative pain associated with the difficult extraction. Impacted teeth tend to require the removal of bone and require more healing time than erupted teeth. If its been over a week and there's still pain or more pain, contact your dental surgeon. ...Read more
Had dissolvable packing for dry socket put in today, hours later it has fallen out and the pain is starting to come back what should I do?
Call: Call your surgeon now. May need to have pack replaced. ...Read more
Can an e.R. Give me meds to put in. My socket like my dentist? My dentist has no ER #! im out of my brown socket meds and 8 norcos!
Dry socket pain: You will most likely spend hours in the emergency room only to be given pain medication, perhaps an antibiotic and told to see your dentist in the morning. Even if the hospital has a dental department, they may not see you as this is not considered a true emergency. I would not go to a dentist or physician who had no emergency notification system in place. See if your local pharmacy has something. ...Read more
Alvogyl came out after 3 days of dry socket treatment. I don't feel any pain but should I go see the dr. And put the another alvogyl? Or let it be?
Let it be: The medication placed in your socket was to relieve pain until your socket started healing. No pain means you do not have to replace the Alvogyl. ...Read more
I got treated for dry socket, he put a guaze over it for me to bite down on. I'm confused. Can I remove the guaze to eat/drink? There's brown stuff on it
Yes: The brown stuff is a special 'paste' with things like eugenol in it to deaden the pain. The medicine should be down in the socket, and the gauze was just to keep it in place and prevent it from being washed out. If you still have questions, contact your surgeon. ...Read more
Can I see the dressing put in my wisdom tooth hole after dry socket? There's something there an I can't tell if it's good or not.
Dry Socket Paste: If you are not in any substantial pain whether or not there is something in the socket is good. If you are in pain, you need to speak to your surgeon for advice. These packings often come out by themselves. If not, they need to be removed. Your surgeon should have given you a followup appointment. If not, call and make one. ...Read more
Had the medicine packing put in on Monday for a dry socket just lost it all mad bleeding a little but is this normal or should I contact my dentist?
See your dentist: The packing needs to be changed by the dentist 2-5 times over a 1-2 weeks period. You will be OK. ...Read more
Is smoking out of a plastic water bottle with a metal socket as the place where you put the pot bad for you. Basically is a plastic bong bad for you?
Smoking is bad: Short answer is yes. It's all about the inhalant. ...Read more
Sometimes I get this excruciating pain in my right hip. It feels like its being ripped from the socket and I cant put Any pressure on it. Last 5-20min?
Severe hip pain: I would show this to your team when it is hurting. They can better evaluate cause. ...Read more
Do not treat a dry socket yourself.
See your dentist. He/she will treat it with the appropriate dry socket material. ...Read more
Can an avulsed tooth be saved? I recently had a tooth knocked out while playing basketball, and was told that if I had tried with put the tooth back into the socket within five minutes, there is a chance I might have been able to save the tooth. Is this t
In essence, and for the most part, it is true. The tooth would have had to have been clean... If it fell on the floor and it was just put back into the socket, it would have been contaminated.
Also, the tooth would have then needed to be fixated to the adjacent teeth, to allow the bone to rebond to the tooth... Sort of like wearing a cast on a broken arm. This would have been done by a dentist.
Finally, there would be a good chance the tooth would need root canal therapy due to the trauma. But in the end, you would have your own tooth.
Consider replacing the missing tooth with an implant if your adjacent teeth do not have major restorative problems. Best of luck to you. ...Read more
Please clarify: What are you referring to by the term "socket"? ...Read more
I had a tooth extraction & they put medication in the hole to prevent dry socket. Is it normal to taste the medication over a couple of days?
It is normal: The medication will alleviate the pain, and it is normal to taste the medication over a couple of days. Take care. ...Read more
My dentist put a packet in my mouth when I went to him for dry socket this morning. Is the packet supposed to come out? If so, how?
Paste or dressing: If the dentist put a special paste to promote healing it does not need to be removed. If a medicated dressing was placed it has to be changed daily. Check with your dentist. I am surprised you were not told what your next move will be??? Hope this helps. ...Read more
I dislocated my shoulder while playing handball (popular sport in Europe), as soon as the shoulder popped out I've put it back in the socket myself and finished the game with little discomfort. Few hours after dislocation I've started to feel pain and we
Question cut off: However, its important that healing occurs appropriately. Depending on the severity, you may need a brace. Pain can be from inflammation alone caused by ligament/muscle stretching and tearing. If the last part of the question has to do with weakness, then it is more urgent that a physician examines the shoulder. Nerve damage can be very difficult to recover from. ...Read more
Infected wisdom tooth removed 6d ago. Achey jaw/ear pain ystrday. Stitches out today--no dry socket but he put med pack anyway. Should I be concerned?
Ask your dentist: It seems as you dentist has the situation under control, wisdom tooth still causing pain after a week can be an issue, if the pain is tapering of I would say that you are on you way to a good recovery, but this should be best addressed by your dentist. Good luck. ...Read more
Subluxation?: Female feels as if "shoulder is popping out of socket". If chronic pain is involved then injury to musculotendon cuff is of concern & Orthopedist consult is needed. If only transient pain with partial & self-correcting dislocation, called "subluxation", the likely cause is Hypermobility Syndrome & Osteopath is indicated. See comments: ...Read more
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
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
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