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Tooth Socket Healing
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had dry socket for 7 days now after having a tooth out. I want to know if I can still exercise why it's healing or will it delay it even more?
I had a tooth extraction 21 days ago. Till yesterday, thesocket was dark red. Today when i woke up, i saw that a grey film has started to cover the red socket. Is it normal healing?
Had tooth pulled feb 5th got dry socket been treated gum is healing but not completely no pain no pain killers can I drink alcohol?
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.
Teeth extracted 4 days ago and i'm scared I have a dry socket. It even hurts when the wind blows on my cheek messed up the healing. Do I have the symptoms?
Got 2 wisdom teeth(top&btm)out 7 days ago.Doc removed stitch n says it's healing ok today.Jaw still have slight pain.Is it normal, dry socket?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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