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- On day 4 after extraction as the pain was too much and constant doctor again probed the wound for blood to come out and clots to form (In previous 4 days healing was very poor and less blood came out after tooth extraction). Doctor said I have less blood. - On 5th day I visited dentist again as pain was too much last night (I have to go to doctor at night and had an injection for pian), doctor filled wound with temporary cement for a week to relieve pain and heal. Now my concern is will this heal with this method? And is yes then how much time? If no then what is to be done?

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Relax lybrate-user. Your Dr. Is doing best he can:-). You had symptoms of dry socket. He has must now had placed zinc oxide eugenol dressing (white powder cement). It has to be replaced each week. And yes your wound will heal with time.
There are two things which you need to know, first- yes, the placement of dressing cement in the wound is correct method. And it will not hamper wound healing. Secondly- it should ideally take upto 15 days for socket to heal, depending on the size of the wound. If you are not having pain, ther is no need to worry. If pain persists, please contact your dentist.
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normally in cases of dry socket like what you have developed,this helps in healing. you have to get the dressing changed frequently, keep the area clean use anti microbial mouthwash. take dietary restrictions
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As u describe it appears to b dry socket I think ur derision right track after making it fresh bleed it normally heals well rule out diabetes or any other debilitating disease
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