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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.

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.

Normal: 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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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Help please! Is dry socket still possible if stitches were put in to close the empty sockets?

Help please! Is dry socket still possible if stitches were put in to close the empty sockets?

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

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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!

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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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Please help! How to make the "clove" mixture to put in a dry socket after having a tooth pulled?

Dry socket: Do not treat a dry socket yourself.
See your dentist. He/she will treat it with the appropriate dry socket material. ...Read more

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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

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: 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

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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

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