Hi!\n\nI had a mandibular molar extracted on Monday (i'm around 90hrs post op i think) and I had the socket cleaned and a dressing applied on Wednesday. I've had no pain or inflamation so far.\n\nAm I safe from getting dry socket at this point? I haven't smoked in 4 days and I'd really love a cig but i don't want to risk getting a dry socket after reading too many horror stories online. I've been pretty good with doing saline rinses, eating soft foods and not chewing on the side of the extraction, no smoking and mostly drinking water (had a cup of coffee today but that's it). I've attached a photo of what my extraction site looks like right now. I'd really appreciate it if someone could take a look and tell me if the socket looks normal and whether or not I'm safe to smoke . Thanks!