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How to determine 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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Dr. Treva Lee
Dentistry
In brief: 3-5 days hurts,smell
3 to 5 days after a tooth is removed the clot dislodges and a large hole or gap can be seen or felt.
Food or debris may be stuck in this hole in the gum. It will hurt like heck, smell awful and may have a bad taste.

In brief: 3-5 days hurts,smell
3 to 5 days after a tooth is removed the clot dislodges and a large hole or gap can be seen or felt.
Food or debris may be stuck in this hole in the gum. It will hurt like heck, smell awful and may have a bad taste.
Dr. Treva Lee
Dr. Treva Lee
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Dr. J.Todd Martin
Yes, see your Dentist right away if this happens.
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