Being the dentist and being the patient are entirely different. I have been a Palm Harbor dentist for 24+ years, I have been a dental patient for more than 40 years (I am 52 years old.) I do understand dentistry from both sides of the dental chair. I have had extractions, root canals, crowns and fillings done. From my personal perspective, the most painful dental experience is a “dry socket.”
While in Dental School at Columbia’s School of Dental and Oral Surgery, I had my two lower wisdom teeth removed and I suffered from two dry sockets. It was incredibly painful, had a horrible odor and took a long time to heal – classic.
Using special medication to pack the dry socket helps with the pain, but a dry socket will heal with or without packing.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A