Hello to everyone. This is my first time here and I'm so glad I found a site like this. I too am terrified of the dentist and hadn't been to one in ten years until two days ago. I had excruciating pain in one of my back molars and could stand it no more. So I went and had to have the tooth extracted. I have never had a tooth pulled before and am wondering if it is healing ok. My question is what should the area look like. My site area looks greyish white and it has an strange taste to it. Just the site area not my whole mouth. Also is it normal to have throbbing pain only in the site area couple of days later. The pain is not to bad just annoying. Any comments are very much appreciated!! Thank you very much!