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Old 09-15-2003, 01:36 PM   #1
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I got all four of my wisdom teeth out 3 days ago, and I am worried about dry sockets. I can see a little hole where my left bottom tooth was. It's gross, i can actually see through it, i can see a bit of bone on the side. I thought it was a dry socket and called my dentist, but she said it is a normal occurance. Is this correct? I dont like having a hole in my mouth, and it doesnt seem normal to me. Any advice???

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Old 09-15-2003, 03:32 PM   #2
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A dry socket would be very painful. It is normal to have the hole that you describe.

Old 09-15-2003, 03:35 PM   #3
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i have a hole in my teeth too i just had my wisdom moved on sept 9 dont worrying it is part of the healing process

Old 09-15-2003, 05:22 PM   #4
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i had dry socket when i had my wisdom teeth pulled and it was extremely painful!!! i also had holes but they do go away and the holes have nothing to do with dry socket. you would be in a lot of pain! good luck and be patient, you will heal soon

Old 09-16-2003, 06:43 AM   #5
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The hole will heal from the bottom up, so it is normal, you will have a hole there until you are completely healed (about 2-3 weeks if i remember correctly) If you have dry socket you will know it, as excruciating pain goes along with it!

Old 09-16-2003, 07:58 AM   #6
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Give it time. The whole will fill in with new tissue. Good luck

Old 09-16-2003, 01:14 PM   #7
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I had my wisdom teeth removed about 3 weeks ago. The top ones are ehaled fine,s mooth and everything. The bottom ones are not ..I have 2 holes where food gets stuck, etc. No pain.

About 3 days after the teeth weer removed, one of the teeth (bottom) started bleeding, was very sore, etc. But it healed again after 3-4 days. No pain now at all, just wodnering when the holes will heal?! I heard someone say 3 wees, but it's been about that for me.

Old 09-16-2003, 10:46 PM   #8
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eternitybc how do you get the food out of the holes when it get stuck in there?

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