Wisdom tooth extraction dry socket

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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 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 If it's getting worse, I would go back and have them check for a dry socket. Usually the pain from an extraction will get better over time. 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 a wisdom tooth removed Monday..the doctor gave me no meds for pain. it is now Friday and my ears are blocked,my mouth hurts,and I have a slight fever..is this normal?
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 7 days ago, I had 4 wisdom teeth extracted. 1 was a surgical extraction, 2 were partial boney impacted extractions, and the 4th was 100% boney impacted extraction. The first 3 are healing great. There is no more pain. The 4th extraction caused severe swelling, bruising all the way down my neck beginning at the jaw, and was very painful. I was unable to eat food for 4 days because I could not open my mouth enough.
Avatar n tn Hi, I recently had a painful extraction, got dry socket - coped with both. Now my wisdom teeth are growing rapidly and causing terrible pain. But, I do think that one of my small molars which is with filling is sore - does this mean definate root canal?
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 n tn My daughter has 4 impacted wisdom tooth. The lower one are impacted to the point that the oral surg said there could be some nerve damage done when the teeth are extracted. what kind of problems orther than numbness would there be.
Avatar n tn 4 days after the extraction she was diagnosed with a dry socket in 1 of the lower sites. The oral surgeon has been packing it for almost 2 weeks now. If she continues to experience pain after 14 days of packing, the surgeon wants to make another incision and "scrape" the bone to start the bleeding again. I can find no evidence on the web that this is the recommened treatment for a dry socket. Can you advise? Thank you very much.
Avatar f tn I had 2 teeth pulled (top right premolar and wisdom tooth) yesterday in the early evening. Not much pain or bleeding, but the clot from the premolar is quite large (and seems to keep extending!). Its covering about 80% of the tooth beside it and even extending back to the one beside that. I've been a bit scared to even brush those gently as I don't want to dislodge the clot. Is this something to worry about/see my dentist about?
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 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 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 im a single mom of a 10yr. old, and just had my lower right wisdom tooth pulled on march 17th, and i too, have dry socket. when you said you cry when you watch other people enjoying their dinners, it made me cry, because i feel the same way. i went to a dentist, who i beleive should have never performed the extraction on me.( this guy was literally hanging on my head to get the tooth out ! )before he got the tooth out, i remember hearing a loud cracking noise!
Avatar n tn What is the longest time a dry socket has lasted? I actually felt bone in the socket but I'm not sure if it's bone or tooth. Can you tell me the difference? Today makes a week that I've been in this pain. The tooth next to the extraction is not hurting also, but it wasn't hurting before I went. the dentist put me on amoxacillin and i'm taking 800mg of ibuprofren.