- Sep 15, 2013
Had last, upper, left molar (not wisdom) extracted 3 days ago. (# 15, I think) It was done surgically and a big chunk of my gum line on the cheek side was cut into. I do not see a blood clot like I think I should. I had all 4 wisdoms removed 6 years ago & am familiar w/ what a clot should look like. I'm not in terrible pain (the type that folks describe for dry socket) but I am very sore at the gums. I see something reddish/blackish way, way down in the extraction site but it's teeny. I can't tell if that's the clot. I was expecting something MUCH bigger. Wondering if I don't see a big clot b/c of the odd cut of my extraction site... I got this done at a low-income emergency dental facility. I do not have insurance & hardly no money. I can't just go back in & ask. They told me if I had any problems to go to the ER. I don't want to have to foot an ER bill if there really isn't a problem. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!!