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How does dry socket affect my quality of life?

Dry socket can affect your quality of life because of the amount of pain it causes. As a result of the pain, you may miss school or work. A dry socket could also prevent healing and delay other dental work. Fortunately, the condition only lasts about two weeks.

The most common effect of dry socket is pain in the area where the tooth has been extracted. This can lead to missing school or work. Smoking or drinking through a straw can delay the healing process. The condition is short-term, however. Consult your dentist, who can help with treatment for pain and the healing process.

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