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I had a wisdom tooth/lower molar extracted.50 hrs later, a fibrous looking piece fell out of the mouth.Is this going to be a dry socket issue?

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Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry
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In brief: It can be

You may have lost the clot which would cause a dry socket.
Or sometimes we pack the socket with a dressing that helps the socket clot and you may have lost that (or that plus the clot). Dry sockets typically start about 2 days after an extraction, and the pain goes away after about a week and a half or you can go in and have it repacked with a medicated dressing to help with any pain.

In brief: It can be

You may have lost the clot which would cause a dry socket.
Or sometimes we pack the socket with a dressing that helps the socket clot and you may have lost that (or that plus the clot). Dry sockets typically start about 2 days after an extraction, and the pain goes away after about a week and a half or you can go in and have it repacked with a medicated dressing to help with any pain.
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Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Clot

You may have lost a clot.
You may have also only lost some loose clot. If you continue to bleed, apply biting pressure with some sponges. There isn't a lot you can do if you developed a dry socket except for have the surgeon place a medicated dressing to soothe the site for a while.

In brief: Clot

You may have lost a clot.
You may have also only lost some loose clot. If you continue to bleed, apply biting pressure with some sponges. There isn't a lot you can do if you developed a dry socket except for have the surgeon place a medicated dressing to soothe the site for a while.
Dr. Ragan Faler
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