Dry Socket or normal healing?


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Hi! I just got a tooth extracted two days ago and was hoping to see if it was healing properly. I am honestly just paranoid about dry socket. I still have a residual ache however Tylenol takes care off essentially all pain/ache. It's difficult to see the site completely but it is mostly a dark color with some white patches, though I can't really see a hole. I have pictures as well as shown below.
 

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It looks good. The hole is covered by epithelial reparative tissue. I'm not seeing any swelling. Don't traumatize it by chewing hard candy on it like some of my patients and come back telling me I did a bad job.
 
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It looks good. The hole is covered by epithelial reparative tissue. I'm not seeing any swelling. Don't traumatize it by chewing hard candy on it like some of my patients and come back telling me I did a bad job.
Phew, im glad it at least looks good. I've avoided the area like the plague besides when doing salt water washes and such so it's seen no contact in that way. It definitely feels weird but I imagine that's something that goes over time. Thanks for the response!
 

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