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    I had a wisdom tooth removed Monday, since then my pain has become intolerable and I've been told I have dry socket.
    I was just wanting to hear from others who have had it. How long before it started to improve and heal over? My dentist cleaned the socket and put some gauze in. Most of that has fallen out though, so I'm concerned it won't heal.
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    (Original post by keturah)
    I had a wisdom tooth removed Monday, since then my pain has become intolerable and I've been told I have dry socket.
    I was just wanting to hear from others who have had it. How long before it started to improve and heal over? My dentist cleaned the socket and put some gauze in. Most of that has fallen out though, so I'm concerned it won't heal.
    I got dry sockets from wisdom teeth removal as well. It was agonizing. My dentist gave me norco to take which helped more than the paracetamol/ibuprofen mix I had been taking. He also gave me this brown gooey stuff and a little syringe - I had to squirt it into the sockets a few times a day. That also helped a bit. For me, I started feeling back to normal from about ten days it still hurt but at least I was able to sleep after that long.

    Good luck man; you have my sympathy it is incredibly painful.

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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    I got dry sockets from wisdom teeth removal as well. It was agonizing. My dentist gave me norco to take which helped more than the paracetamol/ibuprofen mix I had been taking. He also gave me this brown gooey stuff and a little syringe - I had to squirt it into the sockets a few times a day. That also helped a bit. For me, I started feeling back to normal from about ten days it still hurt but at least I was able to sleep after that long.

    Good luck man; you have my sympathy it is incredibly painful.

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    Thank you for the reply
    It's so painful isn't it? My jaw is killing me. See my dentist hasn't given me anything else to do for it, and the pain just keeps increasing. What kind of foods did you eat?
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    (Original post by keturah)
    Thank you for the reply
    It's so painful isn't it? My jaw is killing me. See my dentist hasn't given me anything else to do for it, and the pain just keeps increasing. What kind of foods did you eat?
    I mostly didn't eat because it hurt so much but did occasionally have liquid stuff. Milkshake, yogurt, apple sauce, tepid soup - that kind of thing. I made a mistake eating well-cooked broccoli: all the little green bits got in the wounds and I spent a long agonizing time trying to get them out.

    Yeah, I know what you mean. I was counting down the minutes until I could have another ibuprofen or paracetamol and I got practically no sleep when I first developed the dry socket as I was in too much pain. I'm surprised that your dentist didn't give you anything for the pain, could you go back and ask? Or maybe your GP may be willing to help?
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    I mostly didn't eat because it hurt so much but did occasionally have liquid stuff. Milkshake, yogurt, apple sauce, tepid soup - that kind of thing. I made a mistake eating well-cooked broccoli: all the little green bits got in the wounds and I spent a long agonizing time trying to get them out.

    Yeah, I know what you mean. I was counting down the minutes until I could have another ibuprofen or paracetamol and I got practically no sleep when I first developed the dry socket as I was in too much pain. I'm surprised that your dentist didn't give you anything for the pain, could you go back and ask? Or maybe your GP may be willing to help?
    Ah I bet that was awful. I've probably been eating foods I shouldn't, just got sick of soft food.
    I have paracetamol but it wasn't helping, so I stopped taking it. Think I need something stronger haha.
 
 
 
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