Dry socket or not? Dry socket has two simple signs: 1 aching, throbbing pain in the gum or jaw. 2. Horrible taste and smell in your mouth. Since dry socket occurs exclusively following a dental extraction, no extraction--no dry socket.
Pain. Have the dentist evaluate you pain. Dry socket pain is treated different from other pain - therefore, the dentist needs to see the area.
Could be. But without knowing how difficult the extractions were, or seeing the extraction site, it is hard to tell. Call your surgeon first thing in the morning for a follow up appointment. In the meantime take your pain meds for comfort. Read more...