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Dry Socket 1 Year After Wisdoms Pulled

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I got my wisdoms pulled almost a year ago. I had a dry socket in the lower left hand corner of my mouth where my widom was, after the surgery. (all 4 wisdoms were pulled.) I had medicine put in there and taken out a day later after the medicine was put in.

They asked if it still hurt. It didn't hurt enough to notice, so I said no. Then afterwards I noticed it hurt.

I left it alone. It hurts sometimes. Mainly when I think about it.

My other gums where my wisdoms were also hurt sometimes.

Do you think I still have a dry socket? What should I do?

I looked up on a different, nameless sight about this, and searched the forum, and it didn't tell how long dry sockets usually last.
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replied February 25th, 2006
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You should not be able to have a dry socket at this point. The gums should have grown back over the exposed bone and there should be no way possible for a dry socket.

You really need to go get some xrays done to ensure you do not have an infection or something else bad going on in your jaw.
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replied February 25th, 2006
I actually went to the dentist. Iirc they did xrays and didn't call back. Everything should be fine, but I don't think it is.
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replied February 25th, 2006
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Hi there! A lot of them are good at not calling back! So you either call them back or go in and sit and stay until you are seen if you are in a lot of pain! Generally, if they take mouth x-rays they generally have the results back shortly. You might try some ora-gel to numb the pain until you can get back into see the dentist, or a couple of tylenol, talk to your pharmacist as I am not a dr or dentist though, could it be the tooth next to the x-wisdom tooth?
Good luck!
Keep us posted on what you find out.
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replied February 26th, 2006
I went to the dentist like a year ago. They didn't tell me the results.

What am I gonna do? I don't want to pay to go to the dentist again.
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replied February 26th, 2006
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You are either going to have to go back to the dentist or live with the pain. It is going to get worse and if you think about it, a year is a long ime to have waited to go back.

Your insurance should pay for a cleaning and some xrays once a year.
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replied February 28th, 2006
It might be the tooth next to the "x-wisdom tooth". On the lower right hand corner.
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replied March 9th, 2006
sandyallen wrote:
you might try some ora-gel to numb the pain until you can get back into see the dentist, or a couple of tylenol, talk to your pharmacist as I am not a dr or dentist though, could it be the tooth next to the x-wisdom tooth?
Good luck!

Keep us posted on what you find out.


does it cost money to talk to the pharmacist?

I can't see the dentist or doctor. It costs too much money. I actually didn't go to the dentist this winter.

Yes, it's the tooth next to the x-windom tooth. So can you pinpoint what's the problem?
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