Is my extraction site going to dry socket?


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Hi all
It is day 4 after my wisdom tooth surgery (got 4 removed) and my right side has been absolutely killing me. Pain wakes me up at night and can flare up during the day. It’s a dull, throbbing pain, which is why I’m worried it may be dry socket under my sutures.

Pain medicine does relieve the pain, but only for about 5 hours. I’ve attached a photo of what it looks like. Any ideas?
 

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MattKW

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If painkillers relieve it, then it's not a dry socket. You would also have a really bad taste and foul breath. Once you get past Day 4 or 5 and the pain is manageable with painkillers, then you'll continue to improve.
 

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