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Can you get dry socket even after stitches are pulled?

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Old 06-29-2006, 10:39 AM   #1
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Can you get dry socket even after stitches are pulled?

Let's say you just had your stitches out, like I am in a few hours. Doc says, "Alright no problems, healed nicely." Do i still have a chance of getting dry socket even after the stitches are out?

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Old 06-30-2006, 08:38 AM   #2
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Re: Can you get dry socket even after stitches are pulled?

A dry socket occurs when the blood clot dislodges and the bone beneath is exposed to air and debris. If the dentist/surgeon saw any signs that the tissue had not completely healed over the wound, they would not have taken the stitches out. It's rare that a dry socket will develop after the stitches have been removed.

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