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got my tooth extracted, how do i tell if it's infected?

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Dr. Tony Jewett
37 years experience Dentistry
Extraction site care: Of course the socket will be sore after extraction, usually peaking at 3 days after and this is normal. If the socket continues to increase in pain after 3 days, you may have a 'dry socket' which is inflammation from bacterial growth. These tend to be worse at nighttime. Make sure you irrigate the socket gently with warm salt water in an irrigating syringe to clear food particles.
Answered on Jun 15, 2016

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