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Can a dry socket occur after 7 days or is it in the healing stage and can there still be very little sensitivity and pain in the area?

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2006-07-17 12:34:49
2006-07-17 12:34:49

Usually a dry socket will occur a little after the procedure is done. You might be in the healing stage and it is just really sore. Remember not to drink out of a straw. That will cause suction and the suction will make you lose your blood clot and that will cause a dry socket.

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