What is dry socket?
Dry socket is a layman's term for alveolar osteitis. The alveolus is the part of the jawbone that supports the teeth, and osteitis means simply "bone inflammation". It is a post-operative complication of tooth extraction. It occurs when the newly formed blood clot in the extraction site is prematurely lost or disrupted or doesn't form correctly and hence there is a delay in the normal healing process. Alveolar osteitis is a painful phenomenon that most commonly occurs a few days following the removal of mandibular teeth.(usually third molar) To avoid this, do not smoke or use contraceptives (oral contraceptive extractions should be performed during days 23 through 28 of the tablet cycle), don't drink through a straw, dont spit or rinse too much, and maintain good oral hygiene and keep the area clean with a soft tooth brush. Return to your dentist if you have a bad taste or smell in your mouth. I think that's about it. Hope it helps.
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/
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!
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.
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?
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…
Yes. Dry socket results from the premature loss of the blood clot in the extraction site (socket). The clot can be lost due to many factors, including smoking, sipping through a straw, use of blood thinners such as aspirin or aspirin-type pain relievers, or sometimes menstration. Dry socket is not an uncommon complication, and it is usually easily treated by the doctor that performed the extraction. Treatment of this complication is included in the fee…
I would not recomend putting anything in your mouth that will increase the poteintial for sensitivity or pain to your dry socket. The dentist that you see should have dry socket paste to apply for you. Try your best to keep your mouth free of cold air, and do not drink from a straw,smoke any cigarettes ,spit forcefully,or swish your mouth when brushing your teeth.