Is this dry socket? (image included) Pls help :(


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I extracted a lower molar 3 days ago and so far recovery has been going great. However, this morning I noticed something like a seed surrounded with coagulated blood come out of my extraction site. I am terrified that I have lost my blood clot and will develop dry socket. Currently I am in no pain, but it happened about half an hour ago so I guess it wouldn't start yet. How long after tha blood clot comes out do you start to feel pain (I'm not talking after extraction, I'm talking after the blood clot comes out). Anyway, here is an image, I hope you can see the extraction site well.
 

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MattKW

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Don't worry about how it looks. A dry socket is primarily diagnosed by the immense pain, foul odour, and bad taste. Starts 3-4 days post-op. If you get to day 5 with only minor symptoms, then you're in the clear.
 

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