I have 2 dry sockets from where my wisdom teeth were removed. I had them packed yesterday, and the packing fell out. I went back and had them packed again today and the doctor seems to think this one is going to fall out too because he said the holes are very shallow. He told me not to use the salt water rinses anymore too because that might knock the packing out, and to be really careful eating and drinking.
The pain when it is not packed is horrible. I break into a sweat, shake like crazy, and can't think straight.
I want to know if it would be okay to try clove oil in the sockets instead of going back if the packing falls out. Can I wet a gauze pad with clove oil and put that over the holes? Will I make the blood clot fall off the top extractions by putting gauze over the bottom ones? I'm not sure how to keep clove oil in if I do it myself. I think I might need to clean the holes out too. I don't have one of those syringe things. Would a water pik work if I use really low pressure?
I really need a good home remedy to help. Sometimes it takes me hours before I can get a babysitter for my kids just so I can go to the dentist . . . I can't go through hours and hours of agony again.
Also, how long will it take before I am not in pain without the packing in? I know everyone heals differently, but overall I want to know how long I should expect to be in pain.
Thanks in advance for your help. This site has really been helping me.