Is this OK? Or dry socket?

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    Chiara1234

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    I got my wisdom tooth took away Monday and this is the situation today, on Friday. Is this a dry socket? I still feel pain but nothing to severe.. I have a bad taste in my mouth..
     

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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    The degree of pain is the main determinant of a dry socket. If you develop a dry socket, we are only concerned with managing your pain. A dry socket will result in delayed healing, and we can't do anything about that; a dry socket will eventually heal without any intervention.
     
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    The problem is not really the pain, is the taste I have in my mouth all day. I'm unable to talk with people for how bad smell it..
     
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    Well, I'd gently rinse it out with salty water, and maybe use a mouthwash to disguise the smell. It'll go away in a couple of days.
     
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