Is this healing properly?

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    Inneedofdentalhelp

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    Hello guys, Sooo, I had my 2nd upper premolar extracted last Thursday (today is day 5) and the hole seems to be getting larger by the day!

    I am just wondering is this is healing as it should or if I should be concerned. My next question is, on which day can I truly stop worrying about dry socket? I have had no increase in pain yet and so I doubt I have one atm and its been over 120 hours since the extraction.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     

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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    Looks like normal healing. You are past the danger time for a dry socket. Dry sockets in upper teeth are rare.
     
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    I hope I am just being overly worried but this huge hole has filled in very rapidly (24 hours) with a really red and soft tissue, it also feels like its bulging and overgrowing the size of the gum. I have attached another picture. Do you think this is still healing normally or shall I book myself a dental appointment?
     

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    I’ll also add there is absolutely no gum covering this tissue either, it is hard to find pictures of what healing should look like but I have not found any pictures that look like this. In most i’ve seen its almost as if the edges of the existing gum get closer and closer closing the hole. Instead, I have this huge growth that seemingly appeared from no where. Also, it’s been 8 days and I still have the same level of pain as day 1.
     
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    It is hard to capture this in 3D but it is overgrowing the size of the gum quite significantly, feels really tender and soft (I try my absolute best not to touch it with my tongue) and that side of my face is generally quite sensitive. It is growing, and has been since that last photo.
     

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    relax its take anywhere from a week to 2 weeks for the extraction site to recuperate, the actual healing part that includes bone takes about a year. This is the normal blood cot that forms. so you are in the clear for dry socket. try to ice it and sleep upright also try not to bend or do any strenuous workouts. I find that it is best to tell patients to do slat water gargles with room tempo water. Happy healing and hope you feel better
     
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