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Symptoms Of Dry Socket Infection
My saliva is a little on the yellow-brown side. Could this be from a dry socket or infection or is this normal?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I have a dry socket and a infection which feels like its gone into my face what can I do to help the throbbing pain and how long will it last?
Need antibiotics: You need to see your health care provider asap, you probably need a course of antibiotics. Don't put this off. ...Read more
Tooth pulled 2 days ago, have been Smokin the entire time and clot appears black. Infection? White cloudy stuff inside clot dry socket? Please help
Tooth: Firstly not a good idea to smoke especially after oral surgery. Clot appearing black may be normal. If there is no redness or increased pains or even pus, the area is unlikely to be infected. The "white cloudy stuff" may be dead tissue from the surgery... but if the symptoms persist please call your dentist. ...Read more
I had two teeth removed 5 days ago and I have had pain since. Not bad pain but annoying. Dry socket or maybe infection?
Maybe both: Call the dentist who extracted the teeth and have him/her take a look. This needs to be visualized to be diagnosed. ...Read more
I am still having extreme pain 3 weeks after tooth extraction with no dry socket and the socket is not closing. I don't have an infection either.
Osteomyelitis?: You may have osteomyelitis. Infection of the bone. See an oral surgeon. Make sure he gets xrays. I've seen this and it can be serious. ...Read more
The only way to tell for sure is to have the extraction site examined.
See your dentist or oral surgeon for an examination. ...Read more
I had my two lower wisdom teeth removed 16 days ago. What are the chances for dry socket and infection at this point?
Dry sockets usually occur within 2-3 days of an extraction. After 16 days the sockets should have clotted and begun to heal.
Unless you are having pain, swelling or drainage from the socket, they are not infected.
If you are still having discomfort, you should check back with the surgeon. ...Read more
Wisdom teeth out last thurs. Can I still get a dry socket? I have an infection already & just took my 1st dose of amox.
Maybe: Finish your antibiotics. Don't smoke, drink through a straw, no spitting (no negative pressure in your mouth) and you should be fine. ...Read more
I got a tooth pulled 6 days ago and im still in alot of throbbing soreness pain. It comes and goes, im worried about infection or dry socket.
Follow up: To determine if there is an issue you will need to be examined. Have the dentist who extracted your tooth take a look. ...Read more
How long after molar extraction before infection risk drops, dry socket risk decreases, and routine can resume including a beer at the ball game?
A few days:
If you had a simple extraction you can resume normal activities after only a few days with low risk of complications or healing problems. If you had a difficult or surgical extraction it would be a little longer. Everyone is different so talk to your dentist or surgeon and use common sense. Don't push things too fast
a beer should hurt but be the popcorn and peanuts may. ...Read more
Unlikely: Inhaled steroids might cause fungal pharyngitis in general, that's why it is advisable to gargle or drink water after using them, the same applies after tooth extraction, wash your mouth after usage, bronchodilator inhalers aren't known to cause infection, wash your mouth anyways after using either type if you're concerned ...Read more
I got a tooth pulled on the 26.6 turned into a very infected dry socket it felt like it got better, now my gums are very sore is there an infection
Evaluation: Please have the dentist who extracted the tooth evaluate the healing. Can't possibly tell, sight unseen, over the internet, if you have an infection. ...Read more
I had 2 wisdowm teeth removed this past Tuesday. I'm vomiting due to a virus, can this cause dry socket? What about an infection?
No, it cannot.:
Dry Socket mostly occurs 1-2 days after extraction and its not an infection. Symptoms are pain which increases with time, bad breath, hollow socket (no clot). So, if teeth were removed on tuesday its been 4-5 days so most likely u are safe. And Virus infection doesn't cause dry socket. Vomiting might cause discomfort in mouth after muscles stretch.
2yrs wisdom tooth pain, removed 4wks ago, still in extreme pain, x-ray normal no infection, little dry socket not over gum, still in this much pain?
Still in pain after molar extraction and bone graft. Os says I have no signs of infection or dry socket. Is this pain normal? What to do?
Yes: Some procedures can cause pain and swelling and for some people longer than others. Be patient and you will heal just fine. ...Read more
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
Pain: A dry socket can occur if a person has a tooth removed and then upsets the healing "clot". This can happen by any suction that can dislodge the clot from the socket, thus revealing the bony socket to the oral envirnoment. So, smoking, using a straw, or sucking up on the socket should be avoided. ...Read more
Pain and foul taste: Most patients who are diagnosed witn a dry socket complain of varying degrees of pain and a foul taste, usually within 2-5 days following the extraction of the tooth. In my practice, the majority of dry sockets occur with extractions in the lower jaw. ...Read more