I had my wisdom teeth pulled 3 days ago. Today, I experienced a new sudden shooting pain in my extraction site. Is this common?

Is this common? Could it be part of the normal healing process or should I be worried about dry socket? It isn't a constant pain - just a sharp sudden pain and then it goes away.

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It doesn't sound too bad. If it was dry socket, it would be constant severe pain. Please consult your surgeon. 

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