Hello, I had a tooth extracted yesterday, and I have noticed today that it appears to look like a dry socket. There is no blood clot, and I can see white. It has only been just 24 hours, so I have no pain. My question is, is this normal to have it appear like this in the first few days? Or should I do some preventative actions before it gets worse?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 12 - February - 2012, at 08:25 AM

  • It is too early to say whether you have dry socket or not. If you donot have any pain then chances of dry socket are less. The white thing can be due to food lodgement. You can take preventive measures like following all the instructions given by your dentist, maintaining good oral hygiene, doing warm saline rinses, donot smoke or use straw to drink. Dry socket condition usually occurs 3-4 days and it is followed by actue pain. For more info on do's and don'ts after tooth extraction you can read this article... http://www.identalhub.com/article_do's-and-don'ts-after-tooth-extraction-153.aspx

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