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Wisdom teeth extraction - dry socket?

Hello,

I had all four of my wisdom teeth extracted today, I have significantly more pain in my lower right side than in anywhere else, I heard all the horror stories about dry sockets and now I'm wondering: is this pulsing pain the result of a dry socket? Can a dry socket occur the same day as the extraction?
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4851940 tn?1515694593
In my last post I wrote I was very ill for 2 hours - It should read 2 weeks.  I would have been very happy if it was just for 2 hours :)

Glad that you phoned the dentist and that he was able to stop you feeling so anxious.

In the event the pulsating pain does not start to settle, but gets worse each day, then that would be the time to book an appointment to see the dentist again.

In the meantime, be careful with what you eat.  I found eating rice, a grain would get stuck in the lower jaw wound.  Take pain relief medication as prescribed on the packet to lessen the pain if it is too unbearable.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Thank you Jemma, I just phoned the dentist who was able to tell me that it's all normal. I had a second blood lot fall out but apparently it's no big deal. Thank you for your support, once more
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4851940 tn?1515694593
STOP panicking.  

Phone the dentist up when the practise opens and explain what has happened, they will give you advice on what to do and whether you need an appointment.

I had all 4 wisdom teeth taken out when I was 21 under general anaesthetic and was very ill for 2 hours afterwards.  I don't remember having a dry socket, but I do remember that one on the bottom jaw would not stop bleeding and I had to have a Vitamin K shot.

I also remember getting bits of rice get stuck in the bottom holes from the extraction and had to ferk it out with a tooth pick.

Rinse your mouth in  solution of  salty water.  Avoid hot drinks for now.  STOP panicking and phone the dentist when the open.  Panicking, stressing and getting anxious will not solve anything.
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Hello,

It's 5AM and I just woke up with a bloodclot in my mouth, it's relatively large and there is now a huge hole where my UPPER RIGHT wisdom tooth was, a different spot than where the pain is coming from. I'm a little panicked at this point
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4851940 tn?1515694593
A dry socket, I would have thought, could happen at any time soon after extraction.   This is when the blood clot that seals the open socket comes away.

As you are experiencing a pulsating pain, I suggest you contact your dentist so that he can examine the area.  You may need a course of antibiotics.  If the clot has dislodged and some food has got stuck into the gap, that could cause more pain and throbbing.  

Take pain relief medication as directed on the packet.

Telephone your dentist to get checked out.  
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