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- 1 Sources
- 2 Alvogyl
- 3 Article name
- 4 Link to wisdomtoothinfo.com
- 5 comparing pain to cavities?
- 6 Yes, It is PAINFUL
- 7 Alveolar osteitis -- how long does it last?
- 8 which part of the menstrual cycle?
- 9 blood flow
- 10 when can i start smoking after iv had the dry socket thing start?
- 11 Whati's it called when there's a pocket 20 years later?
- 12 Reworked article as per WP:MEDMOS and WP:MEDRS
- 13 Rework/rewrite tag
Only one source is sited and the link at the bottom of the page flat out contradicts information given in this article.
Did someone write in that stuff about Alvogyl as a promotion? It reads like marketing language.
To correspond with the standard of medical articles, we should move this article to the correct name of the disease, "alveolar osteitis." See The naming issue. - Dozenist talk 00:07, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
- It's not entirely obvious that alveolar osteitis refers particularly to dry socket or that the term dry socket is not the correct term for a disease entity, as can be seen from the Amler paper from which I have quoted extensively. I hope my edits are a welcomed change from the largely unsourced and sometimes contrary-to-that-which-is-sourced material that I replaced. DRosenbach (Talk | Contribs) 02:05, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
Link to wisdomtoothinfo.com
This site is very unhelpful, has terrible spelling and grammar and seems only to exist to place ads all over the page. Removed.
comparing pain to cavities?
When cavaties expose the nerve that goes to the tooth, there is usually a fair amount of pain. How does the pain of a "dry socket" compare to that? Based on reading the articles, it sounds like the source of the pain is different (dry sockets are painful because of an exposed portion of bone?--Another Person, it is not just the portion of the bone it is the nerve to all your lower teeth) TerraFrost 00:03, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
Yes, It is PAINFUL
As a current sufferer of "dry sockets' I can confirm the fact that it is painful. Yes, the bone is still alive along with all its nerves. Bpaje 22:20, 21 November 2006 (UTC)
I had a lower wisdom tooth removal 7 days ago - 2 days ago I started having pain subsequently diagnosed as dry socket. It is very painful and no pain relief seems to make any difference ( ibuprofen, cocodamol, voltarol etc ). My consultant has called me in this afternoon to have the socket washed out. I will let you know how effective this was.
Alveolar osteitis -- how long does it last?
This affliction is the most painful I've experienced. Three weeks after having all wisdom teeth removed, the area with dry socket is still radiating pain and I'm still taking lots of ibuprofen. How long does it typically last? CuriousfromTX 20:58, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
- Usually, the pain from a "dry socket" goes away almost instantly when the dentist treats you for the pain with a dressing. I emphasize "usually". - Dozenist talk 21:15, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
which part of the menstrual cycle?
"Additional factors increasing risk of dry socket include the use of oral contraceptives by female patients, and the amount of surgically-induced trauma to the bone required at the time of the procedure (for this reason, operator experience plays a role). Some also suggest that women are at higher risk than men for developing dry socket. Theoretically this is because estrogen levels are lower during that part of the menstrual cycle."
The menstrual cycle is mentioned in the last sentence, but it is not previously mentioned. The word "that" doesn't seem to be referring to anything.
The original text read: "Dentists should recommend their female patients to have extractions during the last five days of their menstrual cycle to minimize chances of developing dry socket because the estrogen levels are lower during that part of the cycle." This made more sense (though there should be a comma between "socket" and "because").
220.127.116.11 15:00, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
I've had three 3rd molars (wisdom teeth), and two 2nd molars extracted. The second of the 2nd molars I had extracted just yesterday. I've *never* had a dry socket, but I'm a little worried. This time it wasn't a simple extraction, the tooth had to be taken out in about 8 pieces. Literally spent about an hour of time to extract the tooth, and I was left with some stitches. I've got some minor swelling now (never had ANY with the rest which were simple). I even smoked some (only a little though) after having the teeth extracted. This time I'm really nervous because of the extra trauma. I had very very very little trauma before.. *this time bone was clipped and gums were cut*. It was one hellish extraction but things already seem to be healing up well, except for the gaping hole I try my best to keep any food and/or debris out of.
Update: 2 weeks and no dry socket.
Anyways, on to my vague question that maybe someone can answer. If dry sockets are really caused by bad blood flow to certain areas of the jaw then I should be pretty close to immune, because two different dentists have commented about the amount of blood that came out whenever I've gotten a tooth extracted. Yesterday the dentist mentioned my jawbone tissue bled more and easier than most, again confirming I have good blood flow to that section of my jaw. Also that my jawbone was "hard as granite", even if my teeth crumble easily. Am I jumping to conclusions or making any wrong assumptions here?
Anyways, given that I seem to have abnormally high blood flow to that section of my jaw, does this mean my chances of developing alveolar osteitis are next to nill? No this does not mean your chances of developing Dry Socket will be next to nill, but you do stand a bit better chance of not getting it, but it does not mean you won't get dry socket.
when can i start smoking after iv had the dry socket thing start?
ok well after i had my wisdom teeth removed, well i was too out of it from the drugs the dentist gave me to hear the rules. i smoked and ended up getting the dry socket and i was wondering how soon after it has started can i start smoking again? because i dont want to make things worse than they are. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 03:16, 26 December 2007 (UTC)
- 48 to 72 Hours after you get Dry Socket, but if you can go longer the better and faster the pain will go away. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 18:13, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
Whati's it called when there's a pocket 20 years later?
I'm about 37 and it's been probably 20 years since my impacted wisdom teeth were removed. For the most part the bone behind the rear molars seemed to heal over and fill in the space where the molars were, but it apparently didn't complete all the way.
In the back on the bottom on both sides behind the remaining molars, there is a soft fleshy area towards inside that appears to have a small inner cavity that has never "filled in" completely. The outer edge of the fleshy gum towards the cheeks is hard and smooth, but towards the inside on both sides by the tongue there's this soft area.
Occasionally these soft areas get inflamed and apparently food particles (or bacteria, or something) are getting down inside the cavity along the edge around the back molars. It's uncomfortable but it isn't a shooting stabbing pain... but it feels like something is "in" there behind the molars.
My solution has been to flush the pockets with 3% hydrogen peroxide (brown bottle from pharmacy).. tilt my head back and to the side, put small amount of H2O2 in my mouth, and then use one of my fingers to rhythmically apply pressure to the soft fleshy area ("pump it") behind the back molar.
I can feel the H2O2 "slosh" in and out of the pocket, and after I spit out the excess H2O2, I can feel it continue to foam and bubble, and work its way deep down into pocket along my back molars. Repeat on the other side if that's inflamed too, wait a few minutes for the fizzing to stop, then rinse and pump the fleshy areas with water, and do the H2O2 flush one more time.
If I do this hydrogen peroxide flushing for a couple days the pockets appear to clear out, the unpleasant sensations go away, and I stop noticing them, for another year or three...
The cause is unknown, but I will say that for the past couple days I have been eating lots of dry in-the-shell peanuts, which I haven't done in a long time. Those hard little chewed-up particles may be getting wedged down into the pockets along the back of the molars.
- This is talk page abuse...WP:NOTAFORUM...but no it doesn't sound like dry socket which is an acute condition. See a medical professional, we can't give out medical advice... Lesion (talk) 18:12, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
- Ended up removing all sources from article...
- Noted also much "blogging" on this talk page, please do not do this, as per WP:NOTAFORUM. Lesion (talk) 15:20, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
Discussion about the tags that were placed on this article occurred on this user's talk page: User_talk:Qwerty_Binary#Alveolar_osteitis. If there are any further requests, I am happy to discuss here, or anyone can edit the page as they see fit ofc. Lesion (talk) 23:31, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
- I have today removed the rewrite tag, initially placed in Sept 2013. A discussion took place on this user's talk page, which I copy here for reference before it gets archived there. Conclusion: in good faith, this tag appears to have been forgotten, or there is no interest in providing further feedback or justification for its presence from the user who placed it. Lesion (talk) 14:06, 20 December 2013 (UTC)