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What Does A Dry Socket Feel Like
3-5 days: It usually starts about 3-5 days after surgery. You have normal amount of post operative pain which begins to decrease and then develop more intense pain. This is a dry socket or alveolar osteitis which means the blood clot in the socket has broken down before adequate tissue has grown to cover the socket bone. If you have one a simple dressing with numbing medication will relieve your pain. ...Read more
See your dentist NOW: Dry sockets are treated with iodoform gauze on a daily basis until the tissue granulates in to protect the raw exposed bone. In my experience it can take up to two weeks for the tissue to granulate in so that the gauze is not needed. Please see your dentist/os to prevent other problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a dry socket and a infection which feels like its gone into my face what can I do to help the throbbing pain and how long will it last?
Dry socket: "Dry Socket" means the clot has washed out and bone is now exposed to the oral environment. That's what causes painful damage to the bone. Your Dentist or Oral Surgeon Specialist should be contacted for treatment if extraction site becomes unduly painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry socket: Common post dental extraction complication. It could happened when the blood clot in the socket is lost prematurely, and the bone (socket) become exposed. If not painful is a self limiting condition and will be resolved in 7-10 days. Use a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid), keep the socket and your mouth clean. If concerned see your dentist for post-op examination. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exposed bone: Dry socket is the very painful condition where the healing blood clot is lost and the bone is exposed to the environment. So initially it will look like an empty hole. Many times you can see the bone. As it is healing this hole will fill in with tissue. You need to see the dentist who did the extraction for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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