A 26-year-old female asked:
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I had a tooth extraction 2 days ago I'm still in a little pain but it's not bad is that normal or should I be worried about a dry socket?

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Dr. Ronald Smith
39 years experience in Dentistry
Normal: That is very normal at this stage of healing. It should continue to improve every day. If it suddenly becomes excessively painful you will need to check back with your surgeon.
Answered on Jun 19, 2015
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