Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Is Dry Socket After Tooth Extraction

Share
1

1
What are symptoms of dry socket after tooth extraction?

What are symptoms of 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 more

See 2 more doctor answers

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


2

2
Is it possible to get dry socket over a week after tooth extraction?

Is it possible to get dry socket over a week after tooth extraction?

Dry Socket?: Possible? Yes. Likely? No. Usually patients become aware of a problem 2 to 4 days after the extraction. ...Read more

3

3
When can I stop worrying about dry socket after a normal tooth extraction. Its passed the 72 hour mark am I safe?

Yes: Instructions from your Dentist should be followed. If you are having no pain, you may proceed in your diet and activities as directed. Some tenderness is common, but medications should no longer be needed. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
I had a tooth extraction 2 days ago I'm still in a little pain but it's not bad is that normal or should I be worried about a dry socket?

I had a tooth extraction 2 days ago I'm still in a little pain but it's not bad is that normal or should I be worried about a dry socket?

Expected and common: Some pain or swelling after a tooth extraction is expected and common. Pain after tooth extraction may be reduced with NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) within a few days. Take care. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
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

7

7
It's been 2 weeks since I had my tooth extraction, I just recovered from a dry socket today. Can I continue smoking?

No!: If I were a guessing man, I would 'guess' you smoked after your extraction, which is what caused the dry socket (alveolar osteitis) in the first place. So, please stop smoking for at least 7-days after an extraction, or after dry-socket therapy. Otherwise it will most assuredly jeopardize your future healing and you will have more surgical comeplications. ...Read more

9

9
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?

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 more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
I had a tooth extraction today. Are there any chances of developing a dry socket ? How should I remove food particles from the space since i can't rinse yet? Can I use listerine?

I had a tooth extraction today. Are there any chances of developing a dry socket ? How should I remove food particles from the space since i can't rinse yet? Can I use listerine?

At what age?: Chance of dry socket in child minimal, in adult very slight. Concern becomes management of the space, especially if the underlying permanent tooth is missing. As #k is larger than the tooth that replaces it, #13, space management is very important. Ask your dentist if an orthodontic consultation is in order. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Shari Jackson
2 doctors shared insights

Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more