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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am trying to remove dry socket packing but can't see the gauze. Is it possible that it came out on its own? How do I find it? Doc said he left a tag
It's possible: I would recommend that you let your dentist take a look to be sure. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a very deep dry socket going on 2 weeks now. It has been packed almost every other day, & still in excruciating pain. Is this normal ?
No: Return again to your Oral Surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
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