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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?

Delayed pain: Dry socket is the result of chemicals that build up on the bone surface after a difficult or traumatic extraction. Usually it presents itself with a deep throbbing pain after initial healing begins. It is more common in individuals who smoke after surgery or rinse too vigorusly too soon after surgery. ...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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