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What does dry socket feel like?

What does dry socket feel like?

Two simple signs: Dry socket has two simple signs: 1 aching, throbbing pain in the gum or jaw. 2. Horrible taste and smell in your mouth. Since dry socket occurs exclusively following a dental extraction, no extraction--no dry socket. ...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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What does a dry socket first feel like?

THROBING PAIN.: Usually after the 4th or 5th day after surgery, intense continuous pain, throbbing and doesn't go away with regular common analgesics or anti-inflammatory medicine. See your dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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I am in excrutiating pain from a dry socket. How long will this last? I feel like I am dying!

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 more

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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: If its really a dry socket you need to be treated see the dentist who removed the tooth we have very effective medicines take can be placed in the area the longer you wait the worse the pain will get. ...Read more

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What should I do if dry socket seems like it has partially come out by first day. ?

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 more

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I'm still so scared of getting a dry socket. What does it look like?

Empty tooth socket: actually, dry looking socket. Instead of a dark blood clot, granulation tissue there will just be whitish bone. ...Read more

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How quickly does one feel dry socket symptoms?

Dry socket onset: Usually dry sockets appear 2-4 post-op, but there is no hard fast timeline. They could appear at anytime up until the bone is covered in the socket by healing tissue. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a dry socket, but i don't feel so much pain. Is it dangerous?

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 more

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What does dry socket look like if it's healing?

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 more

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My lover has just been diagnosed with dry socket. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?

My lover has just been diagnosed with dry socket. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?

Dry socket: This condition occurs after tooth extraction, particularly after traumatic extraction, resulting in a dry appearance of the exposed bone in the socket, due to disintegration or loss of the blood clot. It is basically a focal bone infection without pus and is accompanied by severe pain (alveolalgia) and foul odor. It is also called alveolar osteitis and alveolitis sicca dolorosa. ...Read more

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