Ok.. So i had my bottom left second molar extracted on Tues around 12pm. It's now Friday and has been over 72 hours.
WHEN am i past the danger zone for dreaded dry socket? It is really freaking me out.. I've tried to do the right thing.. Eat on the opposite side, no straws, no blowing my nose, sneezing, etc..
I have been smoking - but keeping a damp make up pad folded up (no gauze.. oops.) over the area when i am smoking and i've been doing it as gently as possible. i've also cut back to around 4 or 5 a day max.
The clot is currently still in place. But it looks like it getting bigger and like it wants to fall out. Is this normal? I am freaking out and have hardly eaten today. ( i noticed this last night.)
PLEASE HELP!!! i have a huge phobia or the dentist and would like to avoid goin back at all costs..
Also thought i should add - can't smell anything like a foul odour.. Sometimes get an odd taste.. But not foul. more like medicine or something? Hard to describe. Havent had any noticeable increase in pain. Just feels like my muscles are bruised or sore or something.