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Old 11-19-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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Dry socket pain - how long?

I had a tooth pulled Wednesday and called the dentist today because it still is hurting only to find out I have dry socket.

I have only taken 1.5 lortabs today and 600 mg of Ibuprofen because I'm so scared of liver damage but I also have Darvocet I can take. It hurts soooo bad but I'm just sitting here doing nothing because of my fear of these pain meds.

Anyone know how long the pain will last? It sucks!

 
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:11 PM   #2
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Re: Dry socket pain - how long?

Oh, I feel for you...The pain will last until the exposed nerve is covered either by a scab or packing the dentist can put in to protect the socket.

Did your dentist have you back in and put the packing over the dry socket? If not, that is your first step. That dressing will have to be changed every few days, until it naturally heals.

I had a terrible time with my dry socket, and to avoid that, I encourage you to go right back to the dentist to have it packed, and he will also provide you with pain relief medication. Best to you..

 
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Old 11-19-2010, 04:05 PM   #3
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Re: Dry socket pain - how long?

I was there this morning and they put some sort of numbing stuff/antibiotic on it and sent me home with instructions to do it tonight and 3 times tomorrow.

I just can't believe how much it hurts!! And I have to go to the in-laws tomorrow for Thanksgiving dinner too.

 
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Re: Dry socket pain - how long?

Thanksgiving tomorrow, darn! You should be fine by the real Thanksgiving, if that helps at all... Just treat it very gently until the scab can form...I am sure the dentist told you not to such anything, including smoking and using straws. Warm salt water rinses can also promote healing.

I know it hurts very badly, I am so sorry you are going though this...

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