wed afternoon i had a lower molar extracted. fri evening, a little pink fleshy thing fell out during a salt water rinse. i am scared of getting dry socket. was that the blood clot that fell out? im not in any pain now, its saturday evening. does the pain start immediately or in a few days? is it safe to saymsince im not in pain yet that im going to be ok? any help would be appreciated.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 12 - May - 2013, at 20:37 PM

  • the pink thing which came out after rinses can not be blood clot as the blood clot fixes with in 24 hours of extraction. If you do not have any pain and there is no swelling then you are not going to have the dry socket but still take all the precautions like maintaining good oral hygeine and doing warm saline rinses 2 to 3 times a day as the chances of getting the infection is there till the complete healing. For more info on care after tooth extraction you can read the following article....'s-and-don'ts-after-tooth-extraction-153.aspx

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