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Is it possible to get a dry socket if the removed tooth never broke through?
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
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: Yes
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. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The risk for dry socket is independent of whether a tooth had erupted through the gingiva.
The "socket" is the space occupied by that tooth prior to extraction, and it can become contaminated and inflamed.

In brief: Yes
The risk for dry socket is independent of whether a tooth had erupted through the gingiva.
The "socket" is the space occupied by that tooth prior to extraction, and it can become contaminated and inflamed.
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
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