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A 32-year-old male asked:

4 wisdom teeth removed 7 days ago am i clear of dry socket? i have no harsh pain just achy. dissolve stitches are also in still what should i do?

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Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry 40 years experience
Should be OK: 7 days is past the risk window for a dry socket. Significant pain and a foul taste are indications of that post-extraction complication. Depending on the complexity of the extractions a little achiness a week out is probably normal. If it isn't resolving in a few days, get it looked at though.. Good Luck!

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Last updated Mar 22, 2016

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