- Jun 7, 2021
Hi there. Can a dry socket come back after 3 weeks of healing? My dry socket started the day after my extraction. I had it packed twice and it had been healing well. The gum is nearly closed over. But last night I had severe shooting pain in the extraction site which travelled up my jaw. It was very sharp and very much like the Pain of the actual dry socket. I rinsed with corsodyl which stopped it. I am now terrified that the dry socket is returning? Is this even possible after 3 weeks? I don’t think I can cope with it coming back , I am so scared. The pain isn’t there now. Any advice would be hugely appreciated. Thank you.