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Posted by: Anon | 2012/09/10

Q.

Dry tooth socket wont clear up after 21 days

Hi there

I had my bottom (3rd) molar extracted on 20/08/2012. Dr didnt give me proper after care instructions and it was my first extraction (not my usual dentist), so I got dry tooth socket. I went back on 24/08/2012. He cleaned it out and put iodine guaze pack in. I used anti-biotics ect.

On 28/08/2012 I went back to my own dentist for a check up who said he is not 100% happy with the progress but we can give it some time and that I had to come back if there is any swelling, paid or odour.

Friday 07/09/2012 I started getting a dull pain again and that funny odour/taste so I went back to my dentist. Dry socket again (still?) he cleaned and scraped it and I followed his after care instructions 100%. Today Monday 10/09/2012 I just know that there is not improvement, the familiar odour , throbbing and dull pain, its all back again.

What can I do??? I dont suck straws, rinse or anything. I followed the instrutions to the T. Today is 21 days since extraction, and my socket is still dry!

(i am a female, bottom 3rd molar - Ive done my research and understand that I am a perfect cancidate for this)

What alternative is there to get this sorted out?

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

Besides the treatment already followed, you could take a stronger course of antibiotics. Unfortunately these infections can sometimes take a long time to clear especially where wisdom teeth are involved.

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Posted by: dental expert | 2012/09/11

Besides the treatment already followed, you could take a stronger course of antibiotics. Unfortunately these infections can sometimes take a long time to clear especially where wisdom teeth are involved.

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