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How common is getting dry socket in non-impacted wisdom tooth extraction?

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Dr. John Calvert
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In brief: It happens

Even with the best of care, dry sockets can still happen.
They are far more common from the lower than the upper wisdom teeth extractions. I can happen with simple extractions to those that are impacted. You know you have a dry socket when the area gets much more painful about 3 days after the extraction. See your dentist for a simple solution . Packing it with a medicated gauze over a few days.

In brief: It happens

Even with the best of care, dry sockets can still happen.
They are far more common from the lower than the upper wisdom teeth extractions. I can happen with simple extractions to those that are impacted. You know you have a dry socket when the area gets much more painful about 3 days after the extraction. See your dentist for a simple solution . Packing it with a medicated gauze over a few days.
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