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Who is more likely to develop dry socket with wisdom tooth extractions?

Women who take birth control pills have a higher risk of developing dry socket after wisdom teeth extraction because of their high levels of estrogen. Also, people who smoke and those with certain health conditions are also more likely to get dry sockets.

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How does dry socket affect women differently than men?
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Women are 20% more likely than men to get dry socket. This is most likely due to estrogen, a female ...
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What is the rate of incidence for dry socket?
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Dry socket is a problem that affects 3 to 5% of people who have a tooth extracted. The people who ge...
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What do I need to know about caring for someone with dry socket?
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When caring for someone with dry socket, there are several ways you can help them. You can place ice...
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How long does dry socket last?
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Dry socket generally lasts anywhere between a week and several weeks. However, once you have receive...
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