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I got my wisdom teeth out a week ago and the bottom one opened back up today. Is it still possible get a dry socket?

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Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry
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In brief: After a week the

Socket is likely stable enough that a "dry socket" is quite unlikely.
The condition is usually found on day 3-4 after surgery and relates to lower back teeth almost exclusively. Please don't be too concerned and continue to rinse and care for the area as instructed by your surgeon. You should be fine. Good luck!

In brief: After a week the

Socket is likely stable enough that a "dry socket" is quite unlikely.
The condition is usually found on day 3-4 after surgery and relates to lower back teeth almost exclusively. Please don't be too concerned and continue to rinse and care for the area as instructed by your surgeon. You should be fine. Good luck!
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dr. R Lee Hinson
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In brief: Probably not but...

Could be but more likely a chance for infection.
Get back into office.

In brief: Probably not but...

Could be but more likely a chance for infection.
Get back into office.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Joseph Capista
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually not

Usually not as dry socket occurs generally a day or two after the extraction.

In brief: Usually not

Usually not as dry socket occurs generally a day or two after the extraction.
Dr. Joseph Capista
Dr. Joseph Capista
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry

In brief: Little chance

You would know if you had a dry socket because you would have intense pain.
Continue to follow the directions of the oral surgeon.

In brief: Little chance

You would know if you had a dry socket because you would have intense pain.
Continue to follow the directions of the oral surgeon.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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