Possible dry socket/infection after tooth extraction (pic included)

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    JH820JH

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    Hi all, this is my first time posting here . I got my second to last molar removed on wednesday 5/8/19. I know i was expecting some pain after but it’s been throbbing pretty bad since yesterday . I take my pain meds as needed and it works for maybe 5-6 hours . That’s when my paranoia kicked in and started to google pics of dry socket and got freaked out . The thing is my dentist is closed at the moment so i’d have to wait till tomorrow to see him . I was hoping to get confirmation from someone that i’m having some
    sort of complication . Thanks in advance !
     

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    MattKW Verified Dentist

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    Dry sockets kick in at 3-4 days post-op with unbearable pain (no relief from painkillers), a bad taste, and foul breath. You don't sound too bad, altho you may not like it at present. See how you are tmoro.
     
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