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i got one wisdom tooth removed, it was an easy extaction. its been over 48hrs and i dont know if i have dry socket. ihave a dull pain in my jaw?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Hard to say: Dull pain can possibly just be post-surgery reaction to the extraction. If there is swelling or extreme pain, it could be a dry socket. Best to call the oral surgeon/dentist and possibly be seen just to be sure.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Be patient: It is common to experience pain and swelling after wisdom tooth extraction. It may last for 7-10 days. If you experience severe pain or swelling 7 days after tooth removal, visit your dentist to rule out any complications.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Probably OK: You had surgery. You may have some soreness for up to 2 weeks. If you have extreme pain, foul taste, foul smell, fever, swelling, return to your Surgeon. If you are unsure, return to your Surgeon.

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Last updated Dec 29, 2017

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