I had my bottom back tooth out (not wisdom) 5 days ago. I had a good blood clot and some sort of whitish layer (which I thought was food, but found out it was normal). Today while swishing with salty water the white stuff came off and now I cans see the blood clot. Its just a horrible hole in my gum. Its not hurting but the whole feels like its throbbing...hard to explain. Anyway, I'm freaking out in case its a dry socket...is this possible after 5 days? Also Im flying in 6 days, will this be a problem? Not really sure what to do, I feel like I cant eat or drink anything in case it gets stuck in the hole! The surgeon didnt give me anything to wash it out with or advise on how to keep it clean.
Any help with this would be great. Thanks in advance!