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How long after wisdom teeth extraction does dry socket develop?

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Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics
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In brief: Early

This can happen in 48-72 hours.
Not usually later. Please call the oral surgeon who did the procedure if you are having problems.

In brief: Early

This can happen in 48-72 hours.
Not usually later. Please call the oral surgeon who did the procedure if you are having problems.
Dr. Kelly Kane
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Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
Its normal to experience some pain for the following 2-3 days after the extraction.However if after 3 to 5 days after the extraction the pain continues its a great possibility you are experiencing "dry socket"
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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.
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