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Had wisdom teeth removed, had dry sockets removed, advised to do it myself. Any home remedy ?

i had my wisdom teeth removed almost 2 weeks ago, and on friday i went into the office to get my dry sockets packed. He did it in the office and told me to do it my self that night and that following evening. He gave me 4 syringes, 2 with and i quote my dentist , some brown shit , and another 2 with some clear sealant in it. now i ran out of both things and i was wondering if i can pack it with something thats over the counter or maybe a home remedy?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
dear friend.

thanks for sharing your concern.

Dry socket is a painful condition post extraction

I can recommend you the treatment modalities followed for dry socket but are you comfortable applying it on your own in the socket?

i mean post extraction evaluation is a part of treatment,which is carried out by the same dentist.

therefore i would suggest you to revisit your dentist if possible.

anyways, for your dressing i can say this.

you can slowly and carefully debride the socket with warm normal saline,do this twice.

After that, take a small gauze piece on which you can put iodoform paste OR zinc eugenol paste and slowly place it in the extracted socket.
Place it loosely and not very tightly in the it will get hardened and difficult to remove later.

Dressing is given first 24 hours,then every alternate day,then every 3 to 4 day ,then on weekly basis it is done.along with this take analgesics also for first three days if required.

hope it helps.
Answered: Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.

It is difficult to control the pain due to a dry socket after a tooth extraction by using only analgesics as the pain killers. You can clean it and apply dressing on it . use an extract of clove oil and/or an anesthetic to dampen the pain. Depending on the severity of the infection, he may advice you to change the dressingregularly for 3-6 days. Mostly, you will have to wait it out while the healing process gears itself to take care of the infection.

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query,
•The tooth socket is gently rinsed so to remove any loose debris.
•A very few drops of eugenol are placed on a carrier (a piece of cotton or 1/4 inch square of gauze).
•Using tweezers, the carrier is inserted into the tooth socket.
•The carrier is removed, discarded and then replaced with another one every 24 hours until the dry socket's pain has subsided.
•It's better to go comparatively light with the amount/concentration of eugenol used. If clove oil touches other parts of your mouth (soft tissues, tongue), it will sting and burn. It also has an unpleasant taste.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
Answered: Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

You have done with molar extraction if pain becomes intense and does not go away after few days it may be a sign of dry socket .It is a very painful condition in which the blood clot gets dislodged from the socket and leaves the bone exposed to air .

You can take any non steriodal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) like ibuprofen.

Visit your dentist as he willl irrigate and clean the socket remove debris and place a dressing of zoeugenol that will promote healing ,you probably have to comee back to the dentist to change dressing periodically .

Use saline water gargles.

Maintain a good oral hygiene use 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthwash solution twice daily .

Your dry socket will take time atleast 2 weeks for healing ..

Answered: Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

Your dentist has irrigated extracted socket with betadine solution which is brown in colour.

dRY socket usually develops due to poor oral hygiene maintenance.

The socket has to be irrigated with warm saline rinses.

The dressing using ZOE/IODOFORM paste may be helpful.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Rinse your mouth after every meals.

Take rest for 7 days minimum for complete healing of socket.

Meanwhile antibiotics has to be taken in complete course.

take care.
Answered: Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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