How Long Does Dry Socket Pain Last?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 2:56:26 AM ET
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Dry socket pain typically lasts for five to six days and is treated using over-the-counter pain relievers, according to WebMD. Typically appearing a couple days after having a tooth removed, a dry socket means that the blood clot formed in the hole where the removed tooth had been becomes dislodged. This leaves the sensitive nerves and bone inside the tooth exposed to food, fluids and air entering the mouth.