When can I let go of my dry socket fear?
June 24, 2012 10:57 AM Subscribe
Wisdom teeth were yanked out Friday- when can I quit being paranoid about developing a dry socket?
posted by shes_ajar to health & fitness (6 answers total)
I had my two wisdom teeth on the right pulled on Friday- they came out pretty easily and did not require stitches or anything other than local anesthetic. I don't smoke, haven't used a straw, and have been regularly doing the salt-water rinses. However, I'm seeing conflicting information about when dry sockets develop- my aftercare sheet has no timeline about it, and various Google searches have not gotten me anywhere. One site says three to five days after the procedure
, another one to three days
, and this AskMefi answer says a week
. When am I out of the woods for real?