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Will Dry Socket Go Away On Its Own Or Do You Need To See The Dentist
Give it 5-7 days: Most upper respiratory infections (uri's/common cold) are viral & cause congestion, facial pressure, purulent drainage, & fever. They last ~5-7 days. Treat conservatively with otc products, sinus rinses (and good hand washing). Usually symptoms start to improve in 5-7 days. Antibiotics are *usually* not needed before then. If symptoms are severe or worsen after 7d, see your md or ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can tmj go away on it's own without having to go to the doctor? And what precautions should i do or be aware of?
Conjunctivitis: If you are talking about "pink eye", there is chance that the infection may get better without antibiotic eye drops. Since any eye infection is contagious, it is best to see your doctor to confirm what type of infection there is and to make sure that there are no other more severe infections happening. ...Read more
How long does a stye on your upper eyelid take to be removed if you go to the doctors? Does the doctor have to sleep your eye when they drain it?
Stye treatment: If you have tried warm compresses and massage to the eyelid for a period of 3-4 days and there is no change in the size of the stye, seeing the eye doctor to have this opened and drained is the best option. It is a rather quick procedure in most cases. The doctor will numb your eyelid and then use tiny instruments to open the area of the stye and remove the stye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Sometimes adjustment disorders go into remission and sometimes they need professional help. There is no way to predict this. ...Read more
You MUST...: ...Take antibiotics for strep throat. The symptoms will go away on their own. The reason we treat strep throat is to avoid complications like damage to your heart and kidneys. There is no alternative medical treatment (homeopathy, herbs, etc.). When i was in homeopathy class, one of my classmates asked the instructor how to homeopathically treat strep; he said "use penicillin.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Canidada: This is chronic colonization with the same "fungus" normally present in the female vagina. The is a "yeast" infection of the penis. It will never go away completely because the "yeast" is always there- like bacteria in your nose or under fingernails. A circumcision is the long-term cure but I usually suggest "Desenex athlete's Foot powder, not ointment as long term treatment to prevent outbreaks ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a hurting tooth cause your lip to go numb? If so will pulling the tooth fix the problem. Or will it take time after till it heals & recovers
Labia minora swollen after oral sex. Do i have to go to a doctor or will it go away on its own, if so what can i do to help it go away.
Some self heal: In the years before antibiotics people had ear infections ; just toughed them out. It often took 6-8 weeks for the body to clear the infection. Pain control with heat, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can help.Some viral infections disappear in a few days without help.However, some infections can become chronic, abscess the bone near the ear and need to be surgically drained. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you have to go to ER if left hand and foot has numbness that doesn't go away or can you wait for it to subside.
Wait if not go to er: You can wait and if it persists go to er. ...Read more
Hydrocelle can go away on its one? After how much time or what can tell you that it will not go away and needs surgery?
See dr: First, get properly diagnosed to assure you have a hydrocoele. Most go away in time (a few weeks/mo) but some may require surgery, so it best to develop a relationship with the urologist and get evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more
How to remove a deep wart on your finger without buying a kit or getting it removed (doctor)? How long will it take to go away on it's own if needed?
wart: Warts on the extremity stay in the skin layer , so there is no ' deep ' wart. There are different sizes , certainly , that seem like one is deeper than another. If it is large , see a doctor for assistance. These are caused by a virus and when large usually do not regress on their own. So , your best course of action is see a physician for the proper assistance. ...Read more
Now THIS is a VERY: INTERESTING QUESTION ...and the answer is just not POSSIBLE...OBVIOUSLY if it will HEAL ITSELF you do NOT need a doctor! But if it cannot without a MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL (M.D. RN. (ANP) or PA) then you must seek help! How do you know....generally we learn how from the peopple around us with EXPERIENCE (Mom's Dad's Family Members) A GENERAL RULE is PAIN needs HELP! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Using this site: To get the most from this site you need to give background information on an issue and then ask a related question. Since you didn't provide any indication about what you are treating, no answer is possible. You are welcome to start over, Your posts are not linked, so each must be complete. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually goes away: Normal newborn jitteriness which is characterized by trembling with crying, usually goes away on its own by 1-2 months of age. Jitteriness that cannot be stopped by sucking or persists beyond 2 months of age could indicate abnormal jitteriness, in addition, newborns within the first 24 hours of life could have jitteriness due to hypoglycemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tooth is already loose. If it doesn't come out by the time i go to the dentist, what will they do about it?
I have a painful dry socket! can't see my dentist til tues and im out of my socket med n 8 pain pills. What can I do for my severe pain?
See dentist today : Call your dentist. Find a way to see your dentist sooner. Dentists usually will see emergencies after regular office hours and dry socket is an emergency. Dry socket is a very painful condition that needs to be treated. Over the counter medications will provide some relief until you can see the dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Today is day 5 that I have been to my dentist to be treated for dry socket. All of a sudden I am nauseous. Why?
Meds side effect: The most common cause of nausea during dry socket treatment is taking the stronger pain medicines with an empty stomach. Also dry socket dressing (e.g. Alvogyl) has very unpleasant taste and can make you sick to your stomach. Keep a good oral hygiene and drink plenty of clear liquids to remain hydrated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had 2 teeth pulled last fri on mon I has on filled cause I had dry socket it's still causing me pain today fri should I go back to dentist?
Dry socket: Yes, go back. Your dentist is responsible for monitoring your progress and the healing process as part of routine aftercare. ...Read more
Is it a painful procedure when the dentist has to insert the dry socket paste into the affected area?
Had the medicine packing put in on Monday for a dry socket just lost it all mad bleeding a little but is this normal or should I contact my dentist?
My dentist put a packet in my mouth when I went to him for dry socket this morning. Is the packet supposed to come out? If so, how?
Paste or dressing: If the dentist put a special paste to promote healing it does not need to be removed.If a medicated dressing was placed it has to be changed daily.Check with your dentist.I am surprised you were not told what your next move will be???Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How does a dentist diagnose a dry socket other than hearing a patient say he has pain and a foul taste?
Exam of socket: The area of an extraction site is a nutrient rich area that is trying to 'fill in.' when a disruption of the healing site occurs, the clot gets 'pulled out.' post-operative instructions include leaving the socket undisturbed to promote good healing. If the wound opens up, bacteria, food or air can penetrate into the jaw bone which can be quite painful. Follow directions or see your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello. Friday I had a wisdom tooth pulled that turned into a dry socket.I saw the dentist this morning but didn't ask how soon could iI eat?
Have a dry socket from tooth extraction. There is currently an ice storm and can't get to dentist. What can I do to relieve pain in the meantime?
NSAIDs + Tylenol (acetaminophen): You can take NSAIDs or Tylenol) to ease the discomfort. Sometimes these OTC medications aren't enough to relieve the pain. Keep a good oral hygiene and clove oil has proved to be an effective treatment for dry socket. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had dry socket about 2 days after getting a tooth extracted last wednesday my dentist cleaned the area and packed it 2 days agoo how long is the swelling in my face and neck going to last i look like I have the mumps and I am still in a lot of pain?
I had my back top molar removed 8 days ago, ended up with dry socket. 24hrs ago dentist made another clot. Unsure if I've lost it again.
My dry socket no longer hurts because the dentist treated it.I still rinse w/ salt water but when will my bone start to get tissue/granulatio over it?
Had my lower right 3rd wisdom tooth extracted 10/18/13. Developed dry socket. Dentist treating since 10/22. Still not 100%. When will i heal? No infec
My husband had a tooth removed. He was in bad pain still after 5 days. He went to the dentist and they said dry socket and packed the hole. Exposed b?
I had a dry socket from a tooth extraction that was packed by a dentist with dry socket paste, now the paste has dissolved. Is pain normal after this?
Go Back ForA Re-Pack: I wouldn't be worried by a little bit of pain or sensitivity to hot or cold, but if it's bad, or ramps-up to bad, it will need to be re-packed and made sure there is no infection, especially if there is increasing swelling. In the meantime, Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin and avoid foods with tiny particles or seeds. Rinse frequently. But get back to your dentist ASAP. ...Read more
Have large dry socket, getting repacked by dentist every other day. What kind of mouth wash can I use if any? Sal water? Hydrogen peroxide ok?
Avoid disturbance: The goal in treating a true dry socket is to manage infection and pain while the body slowly heals. Gentle rinsing with warm salt water primarily to keep food from impacting into the socket is generally ok but vigorous irrigation will further delay healing. Avoid chemicals like peroxide or alcohol and be patient while following carefully the instruction and meds you are getting from your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dentist gave me Alvogyl for dry socket; said no need to come back. How long is too long for Alvogyl to be in my mouth? It's tucked in there tight.
Followup is needed.: Alvogyl paste has a antisptic & a analgesic & ananesthetic component.When you have a dry socket,this paste may help calm down the pain,& lets your wound heal slowly from bottom up.If it is along time since the paste was placed & you have pain,discomfort or lack of proper healing, you should go back to your dentist just for a check.If everything looked OK, your dentist would advise you so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had 2 wisdom teeth pulled by dentist 3 days ago. Jaw hurts a lot. Cud this b due a dry socket, or just pain from extraction? I have a pic if needed
Molar pulled 4 days ago dentist checked for infection cleaned area it was healing fine. After the clean later i see bone no more scab. Dry socket?
Possible: If the socket was cleaned four day after the extraction, blood clot might've gotten dislodged causing the dry socket, or the presence of infection during extraction might prevent the blood clot from forming , see your dentist to treat the dry socket .. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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