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Will I get dry socket?

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Posted by: LoveBug  (8 years ago)

Hello there!

I had my lower second premolar extracted yesterday. A few hours after the extraction, I noticed that the blood was not clotting properly. I called the dentist and he told me to go back so he could put clotting agent to the socket. I went back to the dentist’s clinic immediately.

When I woke up today, I could no longer see the blood clot that formed yesterday in the socket. Please help. Am I likely to get dry socket? What should I do to keep the blood clot in there? I would be very grateful for any help!
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Dentist
If you have dry socket you will know immediately because they always hurt a LOT!

Just because you bled a lot does not mean the socket clot died. In fact, good bleeders are less likely to get dry sockets.

Kim Henry, D.M.D.
Posted 8 years ago
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