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What can I do for my dry socket without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my dry socket without going to a doctor?

Not much: 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. Some patients have 'waited out the pain' without seeing their surgeon; i would not recommend that course of action. ...Read more

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Dry Socket (Definition)

A complication in the healing after an extraction. It is an inflammation of the bone where a tooth was removed and the blood clot was lost, exposing the bone. It produces a foul ...Read more


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Saw my OMS doctor today and he packed my wisdom tooth extraction with medicated gauze for my dry socket it feel out and now my socket is huge. Normal?

Saw my OMS doctor today and he packed my wisdom tooth extraction with medicated gauze for my dry socket it feel out and now my socket is huge. Normal?

Very Common: The gauze packing should be removed and replaced every 24 hours until symptoms subside. At this point you should treated the dry socket by flushing the extraction site with warm salt water solution and packing the socket with gauze or a gelatin sponge by yourself. If concerned, see your oral surgeon/dentist. ...Read more

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No dry socket, but doc put medpack in anyway 4 some pain. Supposed 2 call tmrw: If I feel ok, told I don't have to come in. How long does it stay in?

Socket prevention: Your dentist packed the medical dressing that promotes healing. Discomfort and other symptoms should continue to improve over the next few days. Complete healing typically goes smoothly and generally takes about 10 to 14 days. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with dry socket?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with dry socket?

Dry socket: Severely damaged and injured eyes can lead to destruction of the tear mechanism and dryness of the socket. This can make wearing a prosthetic eye difficult and uncomfortable. You should consult with an oculoplastic surgeon if this is your problem as well as your ocularist who made the prosthetic eye. ...Read more

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I have a dry socket. Doc gave me pills for the pain and a syringe to clean the sockets. Tried the syringe and it hurt a like crazy. Is this normal?

I have a dry socket. Doc gave me pills for the pain and a syringe to clean the sockets. Tried the syringe and it hurt a like crazy. Is this normal?

No.: The treatment for dry socket is for your dentist to rinse the socket with saline or antiseptic solution to dislodge any debris left in there and then pack it with medicated dressing or paste. The advice to the patient is to avoid any activity like aggressive rinsing, smoking or using straws that might remove the pack. The area needs to heal without disturbance. ...Read more

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I got four wisdom teeth extracted a week ago, on monday.On thursday, the doctor said that it's not a dry socket. Today, the pain has reached my ear and my jaw cracks on the same side. What should I do?

I got four wisdom teeth extracted a week ago, on monday.On thursday, the doctor said that it's not a dry socket. Today, the pain has reached my ear and my jaw cracks on the same side. What should I do?

Multiple issues: It's not uncommon to have multiple issues going on at the same time. First you have the pain and discomfort of the surgery. Second, your jaw was open for a long time. Third, pain often radiates and refers to other areas. Plus you've got the stress of dealing with all of this. Soft diet, anti-inflammatory pain medication, rest and time should resolve the issues shortly. If not call your dentist. ...Read more

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Don't want to go to sleep because it just keeps bleeding. Will i get dry socket?

Don't want to go to sleep because it just keeps bleeding. Will i get dry socket?

Cotton & Ice: Bite on cotton covering this area, and hold ice (in plastic bag) on the outside of the face next to the extraction socket. Do this for the first 3 hours after the extraction. After that it will continue on its own. See post operative instructions on my web site: dentalproblemsolvers.Com. ...Read more

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Follow up: No dry socket, but had preventative medpack in there for 4 days. Will removal hurt? Hope to avoid a 2nd pack--The 1st hurt going in.

Follow up: No dry socket, but had preventative medpack in there for 4 days. Will removal hurt? Hope to avoid a 2nd pack--The 1st hurt going in.

May be: if you had a resorbable pack, it should not need removal. If you had a gauze type packing that must be removed, usually it takes a few second to pull out and you may feel the pulling,it can be a little uncomfortable. Please talk to your dentist, it is hard to guess without seeing it. Best of luck. ...Read more

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