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Dry socket packed, what now?

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Beckybo

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Hello.
Sooo last Wednesday I had a lower back tooth extraction...it was a difficult extraction and resulted in me having to go back to the dentist 2 days later (Friday) He told me it was dry socket and packed it with some stuff for me. He said it would dissolve over a few days and I should be good, he didn’t once say anything about me needing to go back.
Today is Sunday and it has just started to come out a bit....I’m not sure what to do and I’m freaking out...when it all comes out will the pain kick in? Or will it of started to heal a little bit whilst it’s been in? I’m feeling the odd twinge at the moment but I’m on pins ready for the bad pain to start. Should I try and keep it in or just allow it to come out. I’m confused as he didn’t say I should go back to have more in when it comes out?
Really don’t know what to do?
 
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Gordon

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It'll dissolve away itself, the pain won't come back, the packing will have done it's job by now. Try just to ignore it and it'll be fine :)
 
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Beckybo

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It'll dissolve away itself, the pain won't come back, the packing will have done it's job by now. Try just to ignore it and it'll be fine :)
Thank you Gordon that’s such a relief to hear, I’ve been on edge everyday waiting for something to happen.
I’m on day 5 now, the packing is still mostly in and I’m not really in any pain...although I do have a strange sensation that keeps coming and going in my cheek bone area....it’s not really a pain, almost like a tingling that gets a bit sensitive to touch. Any ideas?
 
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Healing probably, there's a lot going on in the first few days after an extraction.
 
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