Dry socket? Help please (picture)


Sw3

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Hi
i had a tooth extracted on Friday and I’ve noticed the area is sensitive and the stitches seem to be rubbing on my cheek today so I took a pic. I can’t tell if this (white/gray area below stitches) is dry socket or just healing?
 

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Dr M

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Good day,

As the socket heals, the area first tuns yellow and then later pink, as scar tissue forms and then transitions into normal epithelial tissue.
If there is no severe pain or swelling, then this is part of the normal healing process. A dry socket will be accompanied by severe pain, swelling or even limited mouth opening in certain cases.
Keep the area as clean as possible and healing will progress normally
 

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