- Feb 5, 2008
Well, on the day of extraction [exactly a week ago] my blood clot came out and I have been expecting a dry socket ever since! I did everything to prevent it and thought I must be out of the woods a week later but today I was in a significant amount of pain and so went back to the hospital. They confirmed dry socket and packed it for me. It doesn't hurt me now! Hurrah! Anyway, my question is - can I eat and drink yet? Do I have to treat it as if as I have just had the tooth out and only eat soft stuff for a while? I was advised by the dental nurse not to use corsodyl or salt mouthwashes for a day or so and therefore I'm concerned about eating and not getting rid of any loose bits of debris. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.