I had my lower left first molar extracted almost a week ago, and the socket is bigger than I expected it to be, and now has a layer of a whitish film with very little blood clot that I can see. At first, I thought I was getting Dry Socket, but there is no pain whatsoever, nor does my mouth have an unpleasant taste nor odor. Is it possible to get Dry Socket without any of the symptoms mentioned above?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 19 - December - 2013, at 09:19 AM

  • Dry socket is a very painful condition. It is due to dislodgement of clot which causes the naked bone. In your case, as you have written that extraction socket was very wide, so it is the secondary healing which is taking place and it takes more time for the socket to heal. So rest assured, you donot have a dry socket but keep this very clean and maintain very good oral hygiene by doing warm saline rinses and brushing twice a day. for more info on dry socket you can check this artilcle in our website... http://www.identalhub.com/dental-dry-socket-treatment-937.aspx

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