dental care


Question by  Sammers (15)

Will dry socket heal up on its own?

My socket is causing much pain.


Answer by  stacykylemark (342)

Not usually. A dry socket is caused by the loss of the blood clot that formed over the bone after the extraction. It can be very painful because there is exposed bone. You should see the dentist who did the extraction so that he can put some medication in the socket to help it heal.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

Yes, it will heal on its own. A trick to making it feel better is to bite on a tea bag.


Answer by  Amy21 (460)

Dry socket will heal on its own. the best thing to do for that situtation is the following. Make sure mouth is clean and gargle with salt water daily.


Answer by  Riley (765)

Dry sockets usually occur when the blood clot from an extraction has come out. It is extremely painful, but leave it alone and it will heal on it's own.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

No, you need to go back to your dentist when you get dry socket. It its very painful. He will need to take a look at it and find a proper course of action. The dentist will probably give you some pain meds to help you get through all the pain.

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