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How long will it take for dry socket to heal?

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Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry
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In brief: About 5 days

A dry socket is exposed bone, it can either by remedied by establishing another blood cloy, it or will naturally start to heal and the pain goes away in approx 5 days.

In brief: About 5 days

A dry socket is exposed bone, it can either by remedied by establishing another blood cloy, it or will naturally start to heal and the pain goes away in approx 5 days.
Dr. Jay Kansal
Dr. Jay Kansal
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends.

Dry sockets take longer to heal if you smoke.
They do eventually heal on their own. It can take a few days or a few weeks. Seeing a dentist for care of the dry socket will help it heal faster and with less discomfort by packing the socket with medicated gauze or dressing. This should be changed every day or 2 until it heals.

In brief: Depends.

Dry sockets take longer to heal if you smoke.
They do eventually heal on their own. It can take a few days or a few weeks. Seeing a dentist for care of the dry socket will help it heal faster and with less discomfort by packing the socket with medicated gauze or dressing. This should be changed every day or 2 until it heals.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dr. Charles Kattuah
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Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry

In brief: 2-3 weeks`

Dry socket is an infection of the jaw bone that arises when the clot comes loose from the socket.
Suction (drinking through a straw, spitting) can cause this as can smoking or alcohol contact, even mouth washes.

In brief: 2-3 weeks`

Dry socket is an infection of the jaw bone that arises when the clot comes loose from the socket.
Suction (drinking through a straw, spitting) can cause this as can smoking or alcohol contact, even mouth washes.
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dr. Guy Hanson
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