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Suggest treatment for blood clot after tooth removal

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: Had my tooth pulled thursday afternoon its been about 4 days now and i think i swished out my blood clot am i going to get dry socket?
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
it's healing normally, saline and betadine irrigation, medication

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query.
As far as the dry socket is concerned, this condition can occur if the blood clot get dislodged withing two days at the extraction socket. This will result in severe pain in the extracted tooth socket region and you might get halitosis. If these symptoms are not there within 3 days after extraction then it indicates that the wound is healing. So nothing to worry. If you have any doubts, then you can consult a oral maxillofacial surgeon and get it evaluated. You can get the socket irrigated with betadine and saline.
Complete the course of antibiotics prescribed following extraction.
I hope I have answered your query. If any queries are there reply me back. Take care.
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Follow up: Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (4 hours later)
Thank you. I did not get antibiotics after extraction but dont think its infected. Its still a bit sore and my ear hurts and ive had a headache since but i think its my sinuses i have bad sinuses always getting infections but generally let it run its course without antibiotics
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
headache sinusitis, medication

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your feedback.
It is better to start a course of antibiotics after extraction to prevent infection.
The headache can be secondary to sinusitis. You can take a course of antibiotics like amoxycillin which is effective in both the conditions. Do saline gargling and maintain oral hygiene. Rinse your mouth soon after eating anything.
I hope I have answered your query. Take care
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Brief Answer: it's healing normally, saline and betadine irrigation, medication Detailed Answer: Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query. As far as the dry socket is concerned, this condition can occur if the blood clot get dislodged withing two days at the extraction socket. This will result in severe pain in the extracted tooth socket region and you might get halitosis. If these symptoms are not there within 3 days after extraction then it indicates that the wound is healing. So nothing to worry. If you have any doubts, then you can consult a oral maxillofacial surgeon and get it evaluated. You can get the socket irrigated with betadine and saline. Complete the course of antibiotics prescribed following extraction. I hope I have answered your query. If any queries are there reply me back. Take care.