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Pain after extraction....is this a dry socket?

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stewartem

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So I had a back tooth removed on Thursday afternoon and today, Saturday, it is very painful. Is this a dry socket?
 

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Matt R73

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I'm not a dentist, but I had the same tooth extracted in October and the site looked exactly like that. I didn't have dry socket, so I don't think so.


Well I say the same tooth, that was your tooth not my tooth or I would have two accounts here and be answering my own question.
 
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carole

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You would know if you had dry socket, it is extremely painful and pain meds don't help at all. You may also get a very bad taste in your mouth. You are safe from dry socket 72 hours after extraction.

I am not a dentist but it looks good to me.
 
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