extraction & blood clot.

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clarey

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hi all,

Had a lower molar taken out on Wednesday. I followed all the aftercare advise to the book- however, the blood clot which formed on the socket has disappered only two days after the extraction. I have read it should remain there for much longer to allow the site to heal.

What do you suggest I do, I am worried about this 'dry socket' malarke! Is the certain to occur now the clot has gone so soon?

Any advise would be appreciated,

Clare :)
 
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clarey

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I should add....

When i say its disappered... I mean the dark red 'blob' on the site has disappeared, what I see is white specks on the site- I don't know what this means, but as I know nothing on dentistry, I assume that I have dislodged the clot somehow :(
 
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Gordon

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Relax and don't worry about it. So long as it's not painful, then it's fine.
 
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