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Wisdom Tooth Dry Socket Symptoms
See your dentist: Normal pain following removal, dry socket, alveolitis, infection? Who knows? We can't diagnose your problem over the internet. How do you know it is not a dry socket? You need to see\consult with the dentist who removed the tooth. Feel better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I might have to have my top wisdom tooth out soon and i'm so scared! also, how easy is it to get dry socket?
Top wisdom teeth: Have to say upper wisdom teeth removal is pretty easy/routine. As your cheek will cover the extraction site, it is less likely that you will get a dry socket. Best advice is to refrain from smoking, carbonated beverages and hard physical activity for the first few days after surgery. Surely your dental surgeon will give some post-op instructions to follow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i see the dressing put in my wisdom tooth hole after dry socket? There's something there an i can't tell if it's good or not.
Dry Socket Paste: If you are not in any substantial pain whether or not there is something in the socket is good. If you are in pain, you need to speak to your surgeon for advice. These packings often come out by themselves. If not, they need to be removed. Your surgeon should have given you a followup appointment. If not, call and make one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had upper left side wisdom tooth and tooth next to it removed Monday morning, how long has to pass before I'm safe from dry socket?
How many days after a wisdom tooth exctraction (all 4) am I at risk to develop dry socket? Its been 5 days and I want to lift weights again.
I had my bottom wisdom tooth out a week ago and today I've been bleeding for s few hours with a tea bag over it. Could it be I got a dry socket?
Pain and bad taste: Dry sockets usually occur within 4-5 days following the removal of a tooth. Most dry sockets are associated with removal of teeth in the lower jaw and patients describe a foul taste accompanied with varying degrees of discomfort. If you are experiencing problems postoperatively your dentist or surgeon can advise you if you have a dry socket and provide treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very likely: For most people who develope dry sockets after tooth removal...Appears after a few days following the event. It doesn't happen immediately. That pain a few days after extraction is probably a dry socket. To help yourself go back and see the doctor who will pack in a sedative material in the hole. It may work the first time or take many visits. It could be something else...So go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very slim: The pain typically starts about 2-3 days after the tooth was extracted. Other symptoms of dry socket include bad breath and an unpleasant smell. The most important thing you can do to prevent a dry socket is follow the post operative instructions by your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not recommended: The National Health Service advice is to not smoke for at least 24-72 hours after any dental extraction, including the extraction of wisdom teeth. I always suggest to my patients who are smokers to take advantage of the fact that they had surgery in their mouths to quit smoking. I have convinced a few. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i just had a wisdom tooth pulled yesterday and i keep reading about dry socket. What is it?
Bad News: A dry socket or alveolar osteitis is most commonly associated with the removal of a tooth from the lower jaw, occurring usually during the first 2-5 days after surgery. A foul taste and throbbing pain are the usual complaints. Activities that cause the loss of the blood clot (smoking, excessive rinsing, drinking through a straw) should be avoided. Incidence may be between 5% - 10%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its been 135 hours since my wisdom tooth removal. What are the chances me met getting a dry socket? And can I eat anything i want like a burrito?
Timing: It is normal to have postoperative pain from wisdom tooth extractions. However bad the pain was, if it seems to get much much worse about 3-4 days following the extraction, then there is a good chance it may be a dry socket. Another symptom can be pain radiating up to your ear area. Dry sockets are usually from lower wisdom tooth extractions. Your dentist can treat a dry socket very easily. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I had my top wisdom tooth extracted (not impacted & no stitches). It's been 5 days, can I stop worrying about dry socket now?
Yes: But continue to follow the post surgical instructions provided to yo by the treating Dentistmor Oral Surgical Specialist. ...Read more
Its been a week since I got my lower wisdom tooth removed. Can I eat spicy foods and what are my chances of getting a dry socket?
SpicyFoodOrSpicyLife: By now you should be in the clear. Start slowly and see how it goes. Back off if there's a problem. If it becomes increasingly painful then it may be a 'delayed' dry socket (rare) and you'll need to see your dentist. While waiting take Motrin and swish with milk. By the way, you've listed "gastritis" as a problem. so why the spicy food? ...Read more
My sutures came out 5 days post wisdom tooth removed but there still look like a hole back there with white gooey stuff? Is this dry socket?
Infected socket: At 5-7 days a "hole"will be seen in your jawbone. It may be deep enough to trap food. When the clot is dislodged or lost, the bone becomes exposed and this is called alveolar osteitis or dry socket. This may be painful and begin on the second to fourth day and last more than 10 days. Bacteria colonizing in the socket can lead to inflammatory changes which can become infected. See Dr. right away. ...Read more
I had my wisdom tooth pulled on my left bottom wed may 3 and I am still in pain. i went to the dent today and he said no infect or dry socket.
Normal post op: Your pain is fairly typical post surgery. The problem is that nowadays with the hysteria over opiate narcotics, and fear of addiction, surgeons, dentists and others, refrain from giving pain meds post procedures. You're a victim of that. Use ibuprofen at high doses 800mg every 4-6 hours for pain unless you start having bleeding in which case, return to your dentist. ...Read more
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