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Old 06-05-2002, 11:45 AM   #1
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chriss307 HB User
Post dry socket???

i had a wisdom tooth pulled last week.the past few days i have had horrible pain in my ear.the dentist said it must be a dry socket because i smoke.the tooth has stiches so is that possible???

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Old 06-06-2002, 08:24 AM   #2
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Yes it is possible. Stiches have nothing to do with getting a dry socket. When you use a sucking motion (such as sucking on a straw or smoking) you dislodge the clot that is covering the hole. You need to get back to your dentist (oral surgeon) and get your dry socket treated.

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