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Pain in dry socket of tooth, brown discharge. Paste put in for pain. Treatment?

I have dry socket from a wisdom tooth extraction a week ago, the dentist put paste into it for pain, there is brown stuff in the socket, my dentist didn t tellme to remove anything.... should I remove what s in there? I have an appointment in a day and a half and its been a couple of days ? Is it cotton or part of the paste
Asked On : Thu, 15 Nov 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
dry socket is because after extraction the blood clot got dislodged from the socket.
so ideally the dry socket should be curetted which means it should be cleaned & irrigated with medicine & obtundent dressing which is already given to you must be placed.
the brown discharge or paste is the dressing. it will take around a week for the pain to subside. you should go for regular dressings, & maintain that area clean. food lodgement in the socket can again cause infection & give more trouble.
use betadine mouthwash twice a day to help in healing. betadine should be diluted with equal amount of water, & after rinsing with it you should not intake water for atleast 20 mins.
Answered: Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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Dentist Dr. Yadav Rohitesh's  Response
hello... in dry socket wound healing is delay.... so visit ur dentist continue... take analgesics... in dry socket systemic antibiotics not too much helpful.... take metronidazole gel.. and apply their... i hope 10 to 15 days u get proper healing...
Answered: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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Dentist Dr. Latif's  Response
dry socket management is the application of that material alvogyl ,,,, brown hairy like ..... don't remove this, it acts like pain removing material and make ur dry socket healed. do mouth rinsing with warm saline water gargles.. and use a mouth wash as well. this will be ok with in 3 days . apply that dressing for at least 3 days . regards.
Answered: Sun, 25 Nov 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
Thanks for your query.

I read your query,brown thing is that paste for pain relief in the dry socket,no need to remove this.

Your appointment with your dentist is in a day and a half so go for your check up and if you do not have any pain then nothing to get worried.

Take Care.

Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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