Do your cheeks swell more if you have a dry socket?
Not all the time, unless you have an infection too. Usually you would experience a lot of pain from a dry socket, a bad taste in your mouth, and a difficulty of opening the mouth.
A dry socket usually occurs when the extraction site of your tooth fails to form a clot and heal. When the clot dislodges, the socket will be dry and painful because there is no more clot covering the bone, hence the name dry socket. http://www.intelligentdental.com/2010/05/29/common-inflammatory-disease-of-the-jaw-bone/
It depends on who you ask. The literature on dry sockets after wisdom teeth extractions reports a range from 5-20% dry socket occurence. Most experienced oral surgeons will see fewer than 10% dry socket rate after wisdom teeth extractions. The biggest determining factor to risk is experience of the surgeon. Which means that newbies will have more dry sockets than seasoned surgeons.
In cold weather, many find that their hands and cheeks especially become dry and red. During winter months, skin may become more sensitive to shaving due to the drying effect of the cold. Other effects of cold weather damage can be dry or chapped lips, wind burnt cheeks, and red or dry patches on the arms and hands, especially the tops of the hands which are often more exposed to the cold.
Most likely you have a "Dry Socket". which can occur when the the blood clot is disturbed or removed from the extraction site, or due to smoking after after having a tooth extracted. Call your dentist and describe your symptoms, most likely they will want you to be seen & treated. If indeed it is dry socket they will clean out the socket & place a medicated dressing inside the socket, which you should feel…
Eating after treatment of a dry socket when a tooth was pulled, is usually a matter of comfort. Try not to eat anything like nuts, that will lodge in the socket. You may want to stick to liquids or puddings for a day, to allow the dry socket time to heal, and so you won't be biting on a painful surface.
If the socket turns white after a tooth extraction, it means you have a dry socket. The white you are seeing is bone. After you have a tooth pulled, there is a socket or bone and sensitive nerves. Dry sockets occur when a blood clot either fails to form in the socket or it disintegrated. Dry sockets can lead to terrible pain and inflammation You should call your dentist right away if you have one!
My throbbing pain has subsided in 10 hours same day. Infection swell is there without pain. Reason being: taken 2 times of medication (painkiller/antibiotics) without 8 hours interval. CLOVE OIL! miracle. just bought it, dip it in gauze and place at extracted tooth socket. Instant pain relief. no headache, toothache or throbbing pain in face. instant. I suggest anyone to try CLOVE OIL for fast relief temporary. BE it DRY SOCKET or Post Infection SWELL.
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…
Smokers have a raised chance of dry socket. Dry socket is an extremely painful condition, one to avoid. In simple terms, smoking makes the socket less able to heal, and vulnerable to infection. Avoid smoking completely after the procedure if possible (consider buying a nicotine patch), and your chances of dry socket will be reduced. So in summary, the chances are lowest for non smokers, and highest for a heavy smoker who smokes after the…
Here's a small youtube video from someone who claims to have dry socket. Looks just like the hole where my molar was extracted - ouch. http://www.technorati.com/videos/youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DnEqaptD41LY : Here is an illustration of dry socket. Though not an actual photo, it makes the point. : http://www.softdental.com/articles/Dry_Socket_The_Monkey_Wrench_of_Healing.html
Clove essential oil is a great solution for dry socket. It can help relieve the pain and discomfort. Clove oil is used in toothpastes and by dentists and is 100% natural. You can apply it by putting clove oil on a q-tip or cotton ball. Then apply the cotton to the dry socket, putting it in place for several moments. Don't apply the clove oil directly to the dry socket it could burn with over…
Wisdom teeth day 4 pain only on my left side. Do I have dry socket The pain is not terrible but feels the same What willd dry socket look like There is something whiteish over extraction site?
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?
Dry socket can heal on its own, but there are many negative impacts it may have: It takes much longer, the pain persists, it could become even more infected, it is likely that it will not heal properly. Going to the doctor is the best thing to do because they know what they are doing and they can disinfect it and make sure it will heal the way it is supposed to.