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I may have a dry socket but how can i be certain?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Evaluation: The dentist that extracted the tooth can evaluate the site. If you have a lot of pain in that area and it smells and tastes horrible, then you mos likely have a dry socket. Best to get it looked at just the same.

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