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Hello, I had all 4 wisdom teeth removed on July 27th. I haven't been eating because I didn't want to risk a dry socket as I've had one before and just drank ensure/apple sauce.
I still have some pain on my bottom left. It doesn't hurt too bad just like a 3 or so but I did notice it looks black. Could this be a dry socket or an infection? I was worried it was a dry socket because that following Monday I went to get a filling done and they kept placing the suction right on that spot.


http://imgur.com/a/EB6DfPQ

This is as best as I can see to actually check it.
 
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From your symptoms and the limited view of the area, I think everything is normal. You will know if something is not right from intense pain and or swelling.
 
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Hi I am hijacking your post because I also have this little black dot thing but mine is very early on in the process. I wanted to ask how things are for you now?

It took me a very very long time to muster up the courage to take away this bothersome wisdom tooth. It was through the gum but was a little stubborn to remove so took a drill and some tugging.
On day 3 I started having a nasty smell in my mouth but decreasing pain. I never had a blood clot to begin with, my dentist had to scrape a little to force the blood to clot.
Yesterday (day 4) I couldn't take the smell anymore so went back to my dentist, he cleaned out the socket as food debri was down there, but he told me there was nothing in the socket, that it was empty! I was terrified of dry socket but he said it wasn't dry socket and that epithelium was blocking debri from reaching the sensitive tissue of the jaw bone. He then injected me with local anaesthesia and stimulated a clot, it worked. But today I notice it is once again, gone, just very dark colour substance at the bottom of the hole and some whitish/grayish tissue forming around it.
Today, day 5, I called my dentist and said I was beyond terrified I am going to develop dry socket as I know a clot is supposed to form. He told me to keep calm and that if I am not in pain that we will wait and see what happens, but that if I have pain I am to call him immediately. He said some people can heal regardless.
My questions are:

Now I am without the clot again, how likely is dry socket?
Can it still heal even without the clot?


I am totally overcome by anxiety and fear that suddenly I am gonna get a sharp shooting pain in my face and feel so depressed over this whole thing.
I've been googling images and my socket looks nothing like what I've seen.
 

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Hi I am hijacking your post because I also have this little black dot thing but mine is very early on in the process. I wanted to ask how things are for you now?

It took me a very very long time to muster up the courage to take away this bothersome wisdom tooth. It was through the gum but was a little stubborn to remove so took a drill and some tugging.
On day 3 I started having a nasty smell in my mouth but decreasing pain. I never had a blood clot to begin with, my dentist had to scrape a little to force the blood to clot.
Yesterday (day 4) I couldn't take the smell anymore so went back to my dentist, he cleaned out the socket as food debri was down there, but he told me there was nothing in the socket, that it was empty! I was terrified of dry socket but he said it wasn't dry socket and that epithelium was blocking debri from reaching the sensitive tissue of the jaw bone. He then injected me with local anaesthesia and stimulated a clot, it worked. But today I notice it is once again, gone, just very dark colour substance at the bottom of the hole and some whitish/grayish tissue forming around it.
Today, day 5, I called my dentist and said I was beyond terrified I am going to develop dry socket as I know a clot is supposed to form. He told me to keep calm and that if I am not in pain that we will wait and see what happens, but that if I have pain I am to call him immediately. He said some people can heal regardless.
My questions are:

Now I am without the clot again, how likely is dry socket?
Can it still heal even without the clot?


I am totally overcome by anxiety and fear that suddenly I am gonna get a sharp shooting pain in my face and feel so depressed over this whole thing.
I've been googling images and my socket looks nothing like what I've seen.
Most likely you are not experiencing a dry socket. For most healthy individuals, the mouth heals very efficiently. If you pain is decreasing, try not to worry so much and go on your day. Just let it heal the way it is suppose to.
 
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Thank you so much for replying!
Most likely you are not experiencing a dry socket. For most healthy individuals, the mouth heals very efficiently. If you pain is decreasing, try not to worry so much and go on your day. Just let it heal the way it is suppose to.
 
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Hi again sorry to bother you but I attached a couple photos of the current situation with the tooth. I just have two questions if you can answer? :D
Without a clot how is it possible to not get dry socket?
Am I on day 6 of recovery in the socket, OR did socket recovery begin from scratch again when he tried to form a clot? I am a bit unsure of the anatomy of the socket, how come I had something covering my sensitive bone in the jaw/nerves? Or did I?



Most likely you are not experiencing a dry socket. For most healthy individuals, the mouth heals very efficiently. If you pain is decreasing, try not to worry so much and go on your day. Just let it heal the way it is suppose to.
 

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Hi again sorry to bother you but I attached a couple photos of the current situation with the tooth. I just have two questions if you can answer? :D
Without a clot how is it possible to not get dry socket?
Am I on day 6 of recovery in the socket, OR did socket recovery begin from scratch again when he tried to form a clot? I am a bit unsure of the anatomy of the socket, how come I had something covering my sensitive bone in the jaw/nerves? Or did I?
There may be a clot that you cannot see and it is healing WNL. As long as you are not having intense pain, the area should be healing.
 
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I am really sorry to bother you again but now I am really stressed out, I have attached a clear photo of inside the socket. I just finished eating and was cleaning carefully inside my mouth and wanted to see how it looked in there so took a photo and to me it looks really bad. I just have a sore gum line and no pain but stiff jaw.
Is this going to become dry socket? Or is that healing matter?
PS: I am sorry for the food stuff around it (cabbage).

There may be a clot that you cannot see and it is healing WNL. As long as you are not having intense pain, the area should be healing.
 

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It looks normal. You need to stop worrying. You are stressing your immune system so that your body will have a tougher time healing. Focus on reducing stress, relax, and let your body deal with it the way it is supposed to.
 

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