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Toothache Dry Socket
Timing: It is normal to have postoperative pain from wisdom tooth extractions. However bad the pain was, if it seems to get much much worse about 3-4 days following the extraction, then there is a good chance it may be a dry socket. Another symptom can be pain radiating up to your ear area. Dry sockets are usually from lower wisdom tooth extractions. Your dentist can treat a dry socket very easily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Likely infection: The topical pain killers in dry socket dressings are designed to provide quick acting and sometimes short term relief while the underlying infection starts to resolve. Since that infection can take up to a week to resolve, it is common for pain to recur and require replacement of the dry socket dressing a few times while managing the condition. Systemic painkillers like Ibuprofen are very helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No dry socket, but DR put medpack in just in case. Told its ok to leave in next 4 dys. Is this OK? Will it hurt when removed Monday? It hurt going in.
Unknown: The cause of dry socket is not completely known. The general hypothesis used are: bone tissue that's been traumatized during the extraction and tissue activators that cause the blood clot to disintegrate. The lack of blood clot in socket and exposed alveolar bone is a factor not a cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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