- Jul 15, 2018
I’ve gotten one of my lower teeth extracted which was already infected. (About three away from my front teeth) I was on medication for weeks to clear it up and despite being in pain my dentist decided to remove it on Thursday at 7:00AM. The procedure went fine and I made sure to get a blood clot. I’ve been really careful to just eat liquid or soft things. No straws. No smoking. No exessive rinsing. I noticed the white granulation the second and third day and was pleased that it seemed to be healing as it should. Today I woke up in a panic when I noticed that the white/grey tissue was gone completely. It’s just the hole in the gum now. I’m terrified I’ve somehow given myself a dry socket over night. Is the white and grey stuff meant to just dissapear? How soon will I know if it’s a dry socket? I figured actually losing your blood clot would need to have been done PRE white granulation phase. I still have pain but I’ve been feeling pain for weeks now due to the abscess. Any information or personal experience would be helpful.