I had my two top wisdom teeth and one bottom wisdom tooth pulled 5 days ago. I haven't had any discomfort or pain but I am still paranoid.
When is Dry Socket No Longer a Risk After Having Teeth Pulled?
Doctor Answers 2
"No News IS Good News" for Dry Socket!
A dry socket following a dental extraction generally occurs early in the healing process. It is a very painful disruption of the blood clot in the bony socket, which is the primary stage of healing and occurs very soon after the first 24 hours of surgery creating a delay of the normal healing process. From what you describe, "no news is good news" five days along in the healing process.You oral surgeon should have also scheduled a post operative exam to check how your healing is progressing as well.
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