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Hi all,

I had my wisdom teeth out last Friday and had my follow-up appt. with the oral surgeon earlier today. Apparently I had a dry socket, which would explain the pain I've been in! In any case, he cleaned out the socket and put some kind of clove-tasting brown paste in it. He gave me a monoject syringe full of the paste and told me to put it in the socket twice a day for the next few days.

Unfortunately it didn't occur to me until after I was back at work to ask him what are the ingredients in this paste. After doing a little googling I have a feeling it's gluten-free, but I normally wouldn't put anything in my mouth without verifying first so now I'm worried. By the time I called his office, they had already closed for the day and they don't reopen until Monday.

I don't really want to bother him by calling their emergency pager line to ask him about this, so I thought I'd ask here first. Are any of you familiar with this paste? Do you know whether it's gluten free? I know there could be several manufacturers but I'm trying to get a general idea. I'm guessing that if it's not, I will probably find out the hard way before Monday anyways.

The paste is a rather thick consistency, and smells of cloves. It is dark brown.

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To be totally sure it's gluten free, you would have to call the dentist, get the proper name and an 800# to call. That's the only way to be sure.

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Does your dentist know you are celiac? If he does he should have checked the product before use and I would go ahead and use it. If he doesn't know it is already in your mouth and you will know yourself before long. I would go ahead and use it under your circumatances unless you notice a reaciton.

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Does your dentist know you are celiac? If he does he should have checked the product before use and I would go ahead and use it. If he doesn't know it is already in your mouth and you will know yourself before long. I would go ahead and use it under your circumatances unless you notice a reaciton.

Yes,he knows I have celiac and I mentioned it several times. However he might not have been thinking of that when he gave me the paste... Even I forgot to think about it! Honestly I was just so glad he had something that would relieve the pain.

I hate to have to choose between the pain of a glutening and the pain of dry socket, but the dry socket was worse. He said that I will heal quickly with the paste so I'm hoping I won't need it for long. If I notice that I feel glutened over the weekend I will give in and call the emergency number. I'm not sure if he's going to have another option for me, though.

I'm kicking myself for forgetting to ask him when I was there!

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Yes,he knows I have celiac and I mentioned it several times. However he might not have been thinking of that when he gave me the paste... Even I forgot to think about it! Honestly I was just so glad he had something that would relieve the pain.

I hate to have to choose between the pain of a glutening and the pain of dry socket, but the dry socket was worse. He said that I will heal quickly with the paste so I'm hoping I won't need it for long. If I notice that I feel glutened over the weekend I will give in and call the emergency number. I'm not sure if he's going to have another option for me, though.

I'm kicking myself for forgetting to ask him when I was there!

I am glad the paste is helping with the pain. I have never experienced dry socket but have heard the pain is horrendous. I have my fingers crossed for you that it is gluten-free. Much of the stuff dentists use is so hopefully this is also. I hope you heal quickly.

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