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How long after wisdom tooth extraction does dry socket develop?
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In brief: 48-72 hrs
A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction.
It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lost it's blood clot. Treatment is to have a medicated dressing placed into the affected area. Antibiotics will not help a dry socket.

In brief: 48-72 hrs
A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction.
It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lost it's blood clot. Treatment is to have a medicated dressing placed into the affected area. Antibiotics will not help a dry socket.
Dr. Justin Zumstein
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In brief: Dry socket
It develops at any stage when the clot becomes dislodged and leaves the nerve endings and the bone unprotected.
It is painful and must be attended to immediately.

In brief: Dry socket
It develops at any stage when the clot becomes dislodged and leaves the nerve endings and the bone unprotected.
It is painful and must be attended to immediately.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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In brief: 48-72 hrs
A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction.
It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lost it's blood clot. Treatment is to have a medicated dressing placed into the affected area. Antibiotics will not help a dry socket.

In brief: 48-72 hrs
A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction.
It is caused by exposed bone in an area that has lost it's blood clot. Treatment is to have a medicated dressing placed into the affected area. Antibiotics will not help a dry socket.
Dr. Justin Zumstein
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Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry
In brief: 48 hours
A dry socket is infection that develops in the bone socket.
The oral cavity is loaded with bacteria that can infect a socket that has lost its blood clot. It is best treated by careful debridement to remove the layer of infected bone and to restart bleeding that important in the development of a full socket blood clot. Perscription antibiotic and anti inflammatory medication is often indicated.

In brief: 48 hours
A dry socket is infection that develops in the bone socket.
The oral cavity is loaded with bacteria that can infect a socket that has lost its blood clot. It is best treated by careful debridement to remove the layer of infected bone and to restart bleeding that important in the development of a full socket blood clot. Perscription antibiotic and anti inflammatory medication is often indicated.
Dr. Sal Aragona
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