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Doctor insights on: Tooth Socket Healing

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What colors are normal in a healing tooth socket (blood clot)?

What colors are normal in a healing tooth socket (blood clot)?

Black color: It is a color of the blood clot that serves as a layer of protection for the bone structures underneath. ...Read more

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I got a tooth pulled a week ago, it was healing, there was formation over it, but this morning the akin came off and now its an open hole. Dry socket?

I got a tooth pulled a week ago, it was healing, there was formation over it, but this morning the akin came off and now its an open hole. Dry socket?

Unlikely: At one week past an extraction, and without the occurrence of severe pain, it's unlikely you have a dry socket. Having said that, part of routine aftercare is a follow-up visit to your dentist. This is your dentist's responsibility and usually without charge. Call and have him\her take a look. ...Read more

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5 days post-op wisdom tooth extraction. Healing perfectly, dentist said i'm doing great. How to keep food out of the hole/stitches without irrigation syringe. Syringe may cause dry socket he said.

5 days post-op wisdom tooth extraction. Healing perfectly, dentist said i'm doing great.  How to keep food out of the hole/stitches without irrigation syringe. Syringe may cause dry socket he said.

Rinse mouth: You can rinse your mouth each time you eat. When i had mine removed, i never had to use syringe to remove food. Of course, to minimize the discomfort, try to chew on the healthy side more until it heals. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dry socket tooth?

What are the symptoms of dry socket tooth?

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

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Packing tooth socket, when does it fall out?

Packing tooth socket, when does it fall out?

Depends on the Pack: That depends on what was packed into the socket, and also how much was placed there. Some medications dissolve and disappear quickly. Some dissolve and disappear over a few weeks. Some don't dissolve at all and have to be removed by your dentist or oral surgeon. So, it's impossible to know how long it will take. However, the person who placed the packing can tell you for sure. ...Read more

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Can you get dry socket twice in the same tooth?

Yes: Yes you can if dislodging the blood clot that forms inside the socket and therefore disturbing the healing process, dry socket can happen again bad again and might get worse and leads to osteomyelitis which is inflammation of the bone of the jaw. ...Read more

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Can I get a dry socket 6 days after my tooth was pulled?

Possible : It's possible that it's a dry socket. But, it's more likely that it's an infection or a 'bone spur'. Contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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How to heal a dry socket from a pulled tooth naturally...

Natural remedies: There are no natural remedies to treat dry socket. Best bet is to see the dentist who extracted the tooth. You'll suffer less and heal quicker. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an extracted tooth socket to heal?

How long does it take for an extracted tooth socket to heal?

1 month: It takes approx. A month for the tissue to heal over the opening in the mouth and months longer for complete bone fill. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get dry socket the day your tooth wad removed?

Is it possible to get dry socket the day your tooth wad removed?

Yes: The first 72 hours after extraction is when you would be most likely to dislodge the blood clot. Avoid rinsing and disturbing the surgical site. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a dry socket if the removed tooth never broke through?

Yes: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lost it's blood clot. Treatment is to have a medicated dressing placed into the affected area. Antibiotics will not help a dry socket. ...Read more

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What to do if medicated dressing in tooth socket comes out?

What to do if medicated dressing in tooth socket comes out?

Take it out: If there is still pain, go back to the dentist and have it packed again. If the pain is reasonable, then nothing more needs to be done. ...Read more

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Is it possible the the pulling of one tooth will break the tooth socket wall to cause another tooth to also be pulled? How thick is socket wall?

Is it possible the the pulling of one tooth will break the tooth socket wall to cause another tooth to also be pulled? How thick is socket wall?

Highly unlikely: Unless you have significant bone loss surrounding bone should be strong enough. If you are concerned, ask Dentist to refer you to Oral Surgeon. Also speak to your Dentist about tooth replacement after the extraction...very important. ...Read more