Wisdom tooth dry socket

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Avatar n tn Visited my dentist and the xray shows a big whole. According to my dentist it is a dry socket. Is it possible to have dry socket even if the wound has healed. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/421645'>Dry socket....How long till all clear?</a>.
Avatar n tn You might have dry socket. I would call your dentist ASAP. If you do have dry socket they can put gauze over the hole and the pain will drastically be reduced. This happened to me when I had a tooth pulled a year ago. http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar m tn About 2 weeks ago I had an impacted wisdom tooth removed. I still have pain in the area where the tooth was removed. I'm not sure if I have a dry socket or not. I don't smell any bad odor from the area. The tooth next to where the wisdom tooth was has had a root canal, so I don't know if that tooth is the problem. I'm wandering if maybe I might have an infection going on.
Avatar n tn ve had sry socket for 3 weeks now, and the pain in the socket is not that bad any more, but from time to time starts up for no reason, but the pain that continued is the one that radiates on the side of the head, you get eveything from a headach to pulsing pain, and i feel that theres still some inflamation in there, the side of my face gets tingly and kinda numb, it comes and goes though its really weird. are these all dry socket symptoms that will go away?
Avatar m tn As previous post says it may be an infection and may need antibiotics. I had a wisdom tooth removed on the 1st April and I have dry socket, also a lot of headaches but I had put that down to stress from the dry socket. Maybe I was wrong.
Avatar n tn Post-op pain of lower wisdom tooth extraction is probably the worst among all intraoral surgical procedures. Pharmacologic management is generally highly effective. If the pain killer prescribed by your dentist yields too much complication, you may inform your dentist and he/she probably will switch to another pain killer.
Avatar n tn If it all of a sudden gets worse, we always tell patients they may have a dry socket which is most common when lower wisdom teeth are extracted. It may feel like the upper jaw but this may be referred pain. I would have it checked out because they can pack some medicine in there to help it feel better.
Avatar f tn It sounds to me that you may have a possible dry socket although packing the socket should help. If it is a dry socket, it may need to be packed more than once, sometimes even daily returns to the dentist to pack the socket. Unfortunately, there's no way to speed up the healing time on a dry socket. At this point, I would recommend trying to rinse the socket out and try to keep the area clean. The ache may be from food being stuck in there and rotting away resulting in a bad taste.
Avatar f tn Is this pain caused by my teeth moving now that there is space? Is it residual pain from the dry socket or the trauma of having a tooth pulled? It is a constant pulsing pain made worse by pressure, and it hurts even more when I sneeze. It also is constantly hitting my top row of teeth and causing pain. I have already seen a dentist and an oral surgeon.. they tell me its nothing and to keep packing my dry socket. Any help/suggestions/ideas would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn You may want to contact your dentist and find out if you have dry socket. They usually will pack the socket with some medicine to help alleviate the pain. Are you taking any antibiotics or pain meds?
Avatar n tn #1 is not a common area for a dry socket. It sounds like the tooth was "ankylosed" or "stuck" to the bone somewhat, or some palatal tissue tore with the extraction of the tooth. 3 1/2 days is NOT that long, especially considering you required sutures and some palatal tissue got torn away. If you are anxious about it, there is nothing wrong with letting your dentist look at it again, but if he said it's healing well, it does not sound to me like a dry socket.
Avatar f tn Hi. I had a lower wisdom tooth removed on the 1st of April. It was fairly complicated lying on it's side, gum had to be cut and bone chiseled away to access the tooth which was then cut in to 4 pieces and removed then stitched up. On the 2nd day after the procedure I got dry socket. The most immense pain I've ever felt throbbing down my jaw line from my ear. Pain killers didn't even touch it. I've since had it packed 4 times and the stiches removed.
Avatar n tn If I am correct then dry socket is when you have a tooth pulled you get a blood clot in that hole. If you drink through a straw,smoke, that kind of thing you can dislodge the blood clot and it (this is where I get a little unsure) irritates the top layer of bone. It causes pain that knocks your socks off...lol. But can usually be stopped by going back to your dentist and they will pack it with gauze and (I think)oil of clove.
Avatar n tn I've been going to my oral surgeon every other day since September 15th to have my dry socket packed with a dressing. I'm still in a lot of pain. I had the wisdom tooth pulled on the 9th. I have throbbing pain 24/7. I take Advil every 4-6 hours. When will the pain stop? Is there anything else my surgeon can do? I can barely function.
Avatar n tn I am assuming it was because I only had a little bit of tooth left there before the pull. IM JUST AFRAID OF DRY SOCKET. Should I be worried because I keep thinking about it and just Counting the hours down day after day. Also can I sleep laying down now?
Avatar n tn I had my wisdom tooth on the bottom and number 18 ( the tooth next to it) removed and had bone grafting. its the 4th day and my clot looks to be dissolving to were I can see a dark open space slowly getting larger. I seen my dentist today she said it was impossible to get a dry socket with a bone graph but from what I've heard online makes me feel she is incorrect and I'm worried sick I might be developing one.
1682219 tn?1305019070 i have a dry socket after a lower left wisdom tooth extraction. my jaw bone is exposed. i have been successfully treating the pain at home by packing it with an olive/clove oil soaked piece of gauze which i change every 4-6 hours. i also rinse with salt water between dressing changes. however, i am now concerned that my packing the socket may be impeding the healing process.
Avatar n tn I had my wisdom tooth removed in October of 2005. It was an impacted lower wisdom tooth. I had dry socket a few days after the extraction. He started putting a patch over the hole and said I still had bone exposed. He kept putting the patch over the hole twice a week until about a week before christmas. It started aching immediately after he took the patch off. The pain got worse but, I dealt with it until around the first week in January, 2006.
Avatar f tn I had my upper and lower wisdom teeth extracted from one side of my mouth 8 weeks ago. I had dry socket in the lower for about 2 weeks.I have had a dry mouth comtinually since the extraction -I dont think my salivary glands are working- Is there some mishap that could have occurred during the extraction that is casuing me to have serious dry mouth?
4518471 tn?1355798857 Persistent pain could be due to several other reasons like dry socket, non healing wound. Dry socket is alveolar osteitis when the blood clot at the site of the tooth extraction has been dislodged or has dissolved before the wound has healed. There is severe pain since the underlying bone and nerves are exposed. It is best to contact your dentist and get a dental check up done. A clinical examination will be helpful. Best wishes and regards!
Avatar n tn I have had my wisdom tooth extracted from the lower jaw without surgery a week ago, the tooth was partially erubted. the first day the bleeding didn't stop for about 12 hours after the procedure, and after two days I had severe pain and my jaw next to the extracted tooth got so stiff and my mouth would't open easily. I took ibuprofen for the pain and it worked(400mg for 3times aday), but my jaw is still locked and I can hardly open it to eat.
Avatar f tn is this pulsing pain the result of a dry socket? Can a dry socket occur the same day as the extraction?
Avatar n tn I had my wisdom teeth removed 8 days ago..they told me 4 days ago i had a dry socket, which i have been treating since then...
Avatar n tn my husband is going through a extreme pain from what we think is a dry socket, it's been over 3 weeks since the wisdom tooth extraction and the pain is worst than when the tooth was there. He has tried everything from vicadin to codine, and stronger doss and nothing is working...the only thing that give some confort for a few seconds is holding water in his mouth for a minute. what is this?????
Avatar f tn It was probably a clot, but not the clot that is in the socket (up further) that would cause a dry socket. just keep on doing what you were told by your dentist, or oral surgeon and you will be fine. Good luck.
Avatar m tn I got my wisdom teeth on July 31st, and the socket hasn't filled in as of yet. About 2 weeks post surgery I made out with a girl at a party and I was wondering if my open tooth socket would qualify as an open wound for potential HIV or STD infection. Or if even dry socket wold provide this kind of risk? I apologize of this is a stupid question. The thought crept into my mind and has been haunting me since.
Avatar f tn I had a lower wisdom tooth extracted on 4/16/08. I developed Dry Socket even though I followed all the surgeons instructions. I went back in a week later and he packed the hole. I was told this would elevate some of the pain. It only made it worse. About a week later two large pieces of bone started to erupt around my gums close to the jaw. I went back in to have it looked at again. He had his assistant pack the hole again and sent me on my way.
Avatar n tn this was an old wisdom tooth that grew in, in the place of a regular tooth that was previously pulled many years ago. This was on the bottom left. The sight itself does not hurt, but my jaw hurts ONLY when I open my mouth. There is some swelling on the cheek. What is the problem? There is NO PAIN except when I open my mouth....the jaw hurts, or the muscle in the jaw. Is this from the shots the dentist gave me before he extracted the tooth?
Avatar f tn I had three wisdom teeth removed a couple weeks later. The wisdom tooth that was causing pain and had been stirred up then developed a dry socket. The dry socket lasted around 5 weeks, the whole time was incredibly painful. I didn't realise it had healed because I was still in very bad pain, so went back to a dentist.
19028025 tn?1473902866 Nonetheless, I have been in constant fear (because I have had to swallow so much) that I will have a dry socket. I know these are rare in normal extractions that do not involve wisdom teeth and even more rare when the tooth is on the top (which mine was). But, that did not stop my concern. Now, as I looked at the extraction site tonight, I do not see a dark red blood clot. I see a yellow spot. The spot is relatively small, as my tooth had been broken for months before it was pulled.