I would very much like your advice.
After staying away from dentists for 15 years due to phobias, I finally had to go after my toothache wouldn't go away.
The problem was around the two molars just before my upper left wisdom tooth. Dentist said I had advanced gum disease around the first molar (which also had a gold crown), and it was comprimising the health of the other two. After 6 weeks of on and off pain, 3 lots of antibiotics and deep cleaning around the teeth it was evident to us both that they needed to come out.
Last Thursday morning, under conscious sedation, I had them all removed. All seemed fine, the bleeding stopped after a few hours, the pain was bearable, but I took an anti inflammatory tablet, some pain killers and had an early night. Friday, still very sore, but bearable. Yesterday (Saturday), awful pain, pain killers only took the edge off it. I got my husband to have a look and he said that where the crown was seems like a massive, very deep hole and he could see the bone.
This morning, pain not too bad, taken anti inflammatory and pain killers, it does feel like the other two holes are beginning to heal over, but this one hole just seems cavernous. How long do you think it is likely to be before it's starts to heal over? Is it because it was advanced gum disease and/or a crown? Could it be the dreaded 'dry socket'?
Many thanks for your time. I do appreciate it.