I got my impacted wisdom teeth taken out on April 7th and it is now April 10th. I'm wondering if the extraction sites look like they're healing well to you. I'm having some pain and a little throbbing and I'm worried that I have dry socket but since I've never had a tooth pulled, I'm not sure what pain is not normal. Thank you so much. I have a follow-up appointment on the 13th but I worry a lot and wanted an opinion before then.
Answer Hi Mary,
Difficult to see from these photos, but usually I advise my patients that the first 4 days it will be rather tender, swollen. I would advise you of taking 1g paracrtamol and 400mg ibuprofen 3 times a day and irrigate your mouth couple of times daily with salty water. As long as your General health not affected such as fever etc...you should not be worried
Hope this helps
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Thank you so much for the reply. You eased my mind.
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