On Thursday afternoon I had my upper right back molar removed. Yesterday (FRI) I lost the blood clot. Does that mean I will get a dry socket? Would I already be in pain if I had to worry about a dry socket? When is it safe for me to resume smoking again?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 13 - March - 2011, at 01:12 AM

  • Loosing clot after one day after extraction can cause dry socket. so you have to be very careful. You should not irritate socket or do any such thing which can cause infection of socket like sipping thru straw, smoking or consuming aerated drinks. Maintain very good oral hygiene and take your meds and follow all instruction given by your dentist. As far as smoking is concerned, it is better to wait 3-4 days after extraction as smoking causes negative pressure and this pressure in mouth can delay the healing. For more info on do's and don'ts after tooth extraction, you can read this article.... http://www.identalhub.com/article_do's-and-don'ts-after-tooth-extraction-153.aspx

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