I had a bottom molar extracted 6 days ago. It was a difficult extraction and took close to an hour. The site was stitched and all proper procedures were followed (no straws, no rinsing, etc.) However, since the extraction the pain has been consistent. I can only describe it as a throbbing pressure which is most noticeable in my front teeth and all along to jaw.
I visited the dentist and he said the site appears to be healing, but the pain has still not subsided.
I am also taking Clydamyacin and Ibuprofen several times a day. It does not relieve the pain, but makes it tolerable so I can work.
Is this normal? Would the dentist be able to identify a dry socket through the stitches? Should X-rays be done to check for infection?
I am unable to sleep through the night and am concerned that there is a greater issue here.