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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.
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?
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 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
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