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Does a dry socket have to be treated or will it heal on its

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Does a dry socket have to be treated or will it heal on its own? It does hurt but I'm going on the second week doesn't hurt that bad any more
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Root Canal Doctor replied 8 months ago.

Hi Sherry, thanks for posting your question today.

Dry sockets will normally heal on their own from the bottom up with no treatment required. Exposed bone is what caused your pain. Once a new clot forms and granulation tissue covers the exposed bone your discomfort will slowly disappear. It could take 10-14 days for this to occur and as long as 4-6 weeks for total healing and there are no restrictions when eating. It sounds as if everything is progressing normally and you should be just fine. If you need more information please ask. Please remember to accept our conversation so that I get credit for responding. Thanks.

Expert:  Root Canal Doctor replied 8 months ago.

Hi, did you need more information?

Expert:  Root Canal Doctor replied 8 months ago.

Hi Sherry, are you doing better?