I've had a right lower wisdom tooth removed last Saturday (6 days ago). I had IV and at the same time LL7 and LU5 were taken out surgically.
I am still in pain on the right side - possibly because the jaw muscles were strained - but since this morning I also have a more pronounced piercing pain in the jaw at the place of the extraction, together with pain in the right ear. I looked with a dental mirror and there is a lot of pink but also quite a deep hole at the site of the wisdom tooth extraction...
I'm worried about dry socket - is it possible to appear more than 6 days after the extraction?
There isn't any foul smell, but the gum in the area is sensitive and reddish - it's been like that since the extraction, it did not get better.
Meanwhile the other 2 surgical extraction sites are almost painless and the gum is pink.
The pain seems to go away slightly with Ibuprofen 200mg - but only for 3-4hours....
Should I get worried about dry socket?
I probably won't be able to see a dentist until Monday....