Post # 1
I got my wisdom teeth out Wednesday and after intense pain for the past couple of days, I went back to the oral surgeon today. Turns out I have two dry sockets, both on the bottom. I was packed with clove oil gauze and told that within a half an hour I would feel like a new lady. No or minimal pain. Well, that was 4 hours ago and I am still in almost as much pain as when I went in.
Can anyone share their experience. From online reviews, everyone seems to talk like this clove oil is a godsend. Am I the only one who it hasn’t worked for?
Should I bother calling the place or just wait until my appointment tomorrow?
Post # 3
Oohhhh that’s the worst. I had a terrible wisdom teeth extracton experience many moons ago so I feel your pain. I didn’t have dry sockets specifically so I can’t speak to that, but if they told you the clove oil would help within the hour, and it has been 4 hours with no relief, definitely go ahead and give them a call.
Post # 4
I had dry sockets and it was horrible. Take any pain relievers that you can and I think you have to change out the clove oil packs every day? The point of the clove oil is to make it so you bleed so that clots will form faster – thereby, taking the pain along with it (dry sockets are dry because no clot formed). The pain you feel is basically exposed nerve pain. Ice, advil (or stronger), and try to sleep.
Post # 5
I tried the clove oil and it didn’t seem to do much for me. All that worked were lots of Vicodin and time (in my case, about four days). If your dentist didn’t give you anything for pain, call and ask for something. Tylenol and Advil aren’t going to be much help to you.
Post # 6
PLEASE continue to check up with your doctor. I had a persistent dry socket on the bottom left side that I had treated twice but would not go away. I decided I was tough and it would go away on it’s own… and I was wrong. I got an infection in the dry socket that spread into my gums, bone, and jaw. It required even more extensive surgery and a lot of recovery time/pain that could have been avoided. I am so sorry that you are in this pain (I know how horrible it is) but please continue to see your doctor if you think something isn’t right. I wish I had do so.
Post # 7
I would definitely call your oral surgeon. My stepfather is a dentist, and he also is able to remove wisdom teeth. Your oral surgeon should be able to prescribe you a stronger painkiller. Did you receive any when you got your wisdom teeth removed?
The other thing to do is to keep up with your warm salt water rinses. Those work wonders. They can also help to prevent any further dry sockets. I don’t know if you’re a smoker or not, but smoking after the surgery will make you more likely to have dry sockets.
Post # 8
Thanks everybody for your responses. I tried to call but they closed at 3:30 wtf. I have a 10:30 appointment tomorrow to get the packing out and get another in if necessary.
@BackyardLoveBird: Thank you..that made a lot more sense than what my surgeon explained…his response to the clove oil was “it will make you feel better”…um yes…but how and why?
@Neva: I was originally prescribed tylenol with codeine but only have 1 pill left and no refills. The surgeon wouldn’t write another script because the clove oil should have taken the pain away.
Oh and I am not a smoker, have been staying away from straws, and doing my salt water washes…I’ve been the perfect patient…go figure.