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How to tell if I have a dry socket?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Dry socket or not?

Dry socket has two simple signs: 1 aching, throbbing pain in the gum or jaw.
2. Horrible taste and smell in your mouth. Since dry socket occurs exclusively following a dental extraction, no extraction--no dry socket.

In brief: Dry socket or not?

Dry socket has two simple signs: 1 aching, throbbing pain in the gum or jaw.
2. Horrible taste and smell in your mouth. Since dry socket occurs exclusively following a dental extraction, no extraction--no dry socket.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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In brief: Pain

Have the dentist evaluate you pain.
Dry socket pain is treated different from other pain - therefore, the dentist needs to see the area.

In brief: Pain

Have the dentist evaluate you pain.
Dry socket pain is treated different from other pain - therefore, the dentist needs to see the area.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner
Dr. Douglas Tavenner
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