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Can dry socket occur more than a week after having a tooth pulled?

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βˆ™ 2006-09-07 05:53:34

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Usually a dry socket will occur when you have had a tooth pulled (wisdom teeth being pulled are notorious for this). A dry socket is when the dentist pulls the tooth and the tissue covering the bone below the gum comes away and the bone is exposed to air. It's extremely painful. If you have a dry socket you would know it. If you are having pain go back to your dentist and if you can't get an appointment right away then go to the ER if you are in a lot of pain. Advil is an excellent over-the-counter pain killer and we use it here in Canada. Even beats Tylenol 3.

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