Dry socket?


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Hi all, my wife had a tooth removed yesterday and we are just coming up to the 24 hour mark .Pain is better today but she's terrified of developing dry socket. Try as we might we can't really see what the socket is supposed to look like at this stage of healing but it does look like all the images you can find of dry socket. Was just hoping for someone else's opinion. Thank you .

Ps, sorry for the quality of the image. Best I could do
 

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MattKW

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That looks very good for 24 hours. A dry socket will not usually create problems until 72-96 hours post-op. You would develop severe pain, a nasty taste, and foul breath. It is rare to develop a dry socket for an upper extraction.
 
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