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What To Do For Dry Socket
What to do about dry socket after wisdom tooth removal question plus do I take my birth control pill?
Dry socket dressing : This dressing is typically changed every 24 to 48 hours, for 3 to 6 days. However, the exact frequency and duration is simply dictated by the patient's comfort requirements. Rec.: see your dentist/oral surgeon for evaluation, dressing or future instructions. You should continue with your birth control pills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: A dry socket occurs when the blood clot that forms following an extraction breaks down and the bone is exposed. This can be very painful, and should be treated by your dentist. The socket will be packed with a medication that will have to be replaced frequently until the healing starts. Otc pain medication should be sufficient, but your dentist may prescribe something stronger. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a upper back molar tooth extraction 5 days ago. Something squishy just fell out of the socket. Is this okay? What should I do? dry socket?
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
I had 4 wisdom teeth removed today. I can't help but smoke. What can I do to prevent dry socket. Will Stitch's help? I'm just very paranoid and worry
Smoking: My best advise is not to smoke at all especially in the first 24 hours and as many days thereafter as possible. Smoking produces a sucking action that can dislodge the clot. The Carbon Monoxide from smoking limits the Oxygen needed for healing in the extraction site and the Nicotine slows the healing process. Stitches and packing w gauze will provide protection against the suction from smoking. ...Read more
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
I had my left lower wisdom tooth pulled two days ago. The clot seems to have disappeared but I have no pain. Is a dry socket in my future in next few days? What can I do now to prevent dry socket?
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