Is this dry socket?

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    meepermeep

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    The stitch from one of my wisom teeth came out yesterday and now this is here. It does hurts a little but it's not bad enough for me to need pain meds and there's no bad breath or bad taste in my mouth. Is it dry socket?
     

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    honestdoc Verified Dentist

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    No, dry socket would become very painful for the bone underneath is exposed. Minimize disturbance in the area and allow it to heal. If pain worsens and or you experience swelling, get followup evaluation.
     
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    Dry socket means very slow healing. If your pain is minimal and the area is filling up with bone/gums, etc. then you are good and don't suffer from dry socket. Rinse, keep the area clean and follow your PO instructions and you'll heal in no time.
     
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