Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

Wisdom tooth extraction

I extracted my wisdom tooth nearly 8 weeks ago. I was bearing with the healing process and was taking all the precautions I was told by the Dentist. But now for the past 1 week I am getting severe pain which travels to my ear. My cavity has healed. Visited my dentist and the xray shows a big whole. According to my dentist it is a dry socket. Is it possible to have dry socket even if the wound has healed.


This discussion is related to Dry socket....How long till all clear?.
3 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
COMMUNITY LEADER
If pain site is pain source and antibiotics can not eliminate the pain, probably curettage of socket is the treatment of choice. Seeing an oral surgeon is advised.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
My pain still persists.

Last week my dentist prescribed me Metrogyl 200. However there is no relief. I have to take  pain killer everyday sometimes one and sometimes 2.

In case of persisting pain my dentist advised me to go to dental  surgeon who will open the dry socket and try to bleed it.

Can I avoid going to dental surgeon and wait for some more time?

Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
COMMUNITY LEADER
Developement of dry socket after 8 weeks is a rare incidence. Certainly, x-ray reveals a big-hole, which is the extraction socket. Bone healing takes 3-6 months. Further investigation of pain source is warranted.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Dental Health Community

Top Dental Answerers
Avatar universal
taipei, Taiwan
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
If you suffer from frequent headaches, jaw clicking and popping ear pain, you may have TMJ. Top dentist Hamidreza Nassery, DMD, has the best TMJ treatments for you.
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.
STIs are the most common cause of genital sores.
Condoms are the most effective way to prevent HIV and STDs.
PrEP is used by people with high risk to prevent HIV infection.