Dear Doctor, i had my wisdom teeth extracted about 8 days ago and my bottom right extraction site is a little sore, not throbbing like all the other horror stories of dry socket, but annoying none the less. Was just wondering what your opinion of this was. is it dry socket? or just pain after a surgery.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 10 - February - 2012, at 09:00 AM

  • From your symptoms it looks like that it is just a pain after surgery as sometimes healing takes long. Healing depends on type of tooth extraction. sometimes extraction is trumatic and lot of bone cutting has to be done and in this case healing takes long. Pain after tooth extraction can be there upto 2-3 weeks. So there is nothing to worry if there is no acute pain or swelling. Try to maintain good oral hygiene and do warm saline rinses 3-4 times day. Avoid eating from that side so that socket can be kept clean and food lodgement is not there. Donot forget to take your meds regularly. For more info on tooth extraction pain you can read this article...

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