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Symptoms Of Dry Socket Infection
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?
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 had two teeth removed 5 days ago and I have had pain since. Not bad pain but annoying. Dry socket or maybe infection?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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.
I had my two lower wisdom teeth removed 16 days ago. What are the chances for dry socket and infection at this point?
Dry socket: 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.
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