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dry socket after tooth extraction?

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fivecandles Sat 18-Jul-09 21:40:56

Had tooth out about 5 days ago. Now have a nasty taste in mouth and smell. Looks like could be dry socket cos can see big hole where tooth was. Not in pain (yet) more a sort of tingly. Do I need to go back to dentist or can I self treat with mouthwash etc and wait for it to heal? This bearing in mind it's the weekend and going on holiday on Monday.

southeastastra Sun 19-Jul-09 12:33:21

mine too ages to heal tasted funny too for a few weeks (rather until the gum healed over). i think you'd really know if you had a dry socket as the pain is meant to be insufferable.

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