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What Is Dry Socket After Tooth Extraction
Pain and foul taste: Most patients who are diagnosed witn a dry socket complain of varying degrees of pain and a foul taste, usually within 2-5 days following the extraction of the tooth. In my practice, the majority of dry sockets occur with extractions in the lower jaw. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When can I stop worrying about dry socket after a normal tooth extraction. Its passed the 72 hour mark am I safe?
Dry Socket?: Possible? Yes. Likely? No. Usually patients become aware of a problem 2 to 4 days after the extraction. ...Read more
Is it true that wroth 48 hours after a tooth extraction that the fate of the socket is sealed as far as dry socket goes?
Tooth extraction : is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Dry socket is a common complication, but is rare. Pain and swelling following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. Muscle spasm and limited range of motion of the jaw are minor complications. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Really want a cigarette but i'm trying to hold out for at least 24 hours after tooth extraction. I really don't want dry socket. When can I smoke?
5 days Non-smoker: Dry sockets are most likely to develop in the first 5 days. This is among non-smokers. Smokers have higher chance of dry socket. The longer you wait, the lower the chance. Stay away from smoking for minimum 5 days, and if you can do longer it is highly advisable. Hold out forever is even better! ...Read more
Are the chances of developing a dry socket higher with surgical tooth extraction vs simple tooth extraction? How likely is it after 6 days of simple?
No: Dry sockets happen when there is a loss of blood clot from the extraction socket, it could happen in both simple or surgical extractions ( actually less chance in surgical extractions since we usually close the surgical with stitches ). The chance of dry socket would be less if you could have any kind of socket augmentation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long after having a tooth extraction(1 week ago) and dry socket packing (2 days ago) should the swelling in my face go down.?
2 weeks post- op: It usually takes 2 weeks post op to have your swelling totally resolve. This is dependent on the extent of the surgery, your medical condition, tooth impactions, and so forth. Please contact your surgeon about your particular circumstances, and take care... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had a tooth extraction 10 days ago .. Is it safe enough to smoke again?&can a dry socket form 10 days after an extraction ?
I am still having extreme pain 3 weeks after tooth extraction with no dry socket and the socket is not closing. I don't have an infection either.
48-72 hrs: 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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