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Is this a dry socket?

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Posted by: kenny.green.359  (1 year ago)
I dont know if the holes from some wisdom teeth that I got extracted this past Wednesday are dry sockets. From what I can see the gums are inflamed and the wholes are a dark red but not sure if they are black. The gums are not white or yellow like I've read that dry sockets are usually. I just want to be safe and make sure that that is not the reason why my gums are still sore from the extraction. I've been rinsing with Chlorhexidine Gluconate 3-4 times a day and salt water at least twice. A week ago though they did try to remove one of the wisdom teeth that they removed Wednesday but failed and it was on the same side and in the same spot as the holes and Im also curious is that is why my jaw still hurts due to never fully recovering from the first attempt. I just want to make sure that if I need treatment I get it before I go back to college and am away from my family dentist.
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it may be because of some amount of bone removed from that area with a high speed handpiece. this generally necrotises the bone.
the pain may be due to pressure. location of pain??
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