Hi, I got my all four wisdom teeth pulled yesterday in addition to two other molars (6 total). I'm still oozing a little blood from the extraction sites which is normal I've been told. However, I can see bone at one of my extraction sites and I was wondering if that is considered a dry socket? Or is it normal to see bone at the ex site?
I was given Percocet, Motrin and Peridex rinse for post op. I have noticed some pain in my ear even though I'm taking the pain meds as prescribed.
Should i be worried that I have pain in my ear or is that normal? Also, if I rinse twice a day with Peridex will that prevent infection in the extraction sites?
I'm going for a follow up visit this Friday 10/12 and if I do have a dry socket, can it wait to be addressed until then? Or is it a pretty serious condition? From what I've read online it seems that it is very painful but i have pain meds that seem to be working. My main concern is getting an infection.
One last question. Two of my molars were removed due to tooth decay and I was curious if a dental implant is necessary? If so, how long do i have to get the implant?