- Sep 14, 2008
Hi, I just had molar 18 removed on Wednesday and its healing ok. It is painful off and on but controlled with meds. I looked at it and I can see a dark red clot but I can see the bottom(or root) of my wisdom tooth next to it. I thought the gum totally seperated teeth but apparently it doesnt. I have been rinsing with salt water 3 times a day and doing everything I am supposed to. Is dry socket unlikely at this point? I just want to make sure that the white thing I see isnt bone, but the other tooth behind it. Its pretty high up. I know this sounds silly, but I am paranoid about dry socket. After 4 days how should it be healing and look like? This is the first time I have had this done. I am really scared - any advice would help so much. Thanks.