I had an upper molar tooth extracted last wednesday, so 6 days ago. I'm worried it might be infected but have no idea what it's supposed to look like.
I don't think I have dry socket as I can drink cold water fine and not in agony, but there is pain in my cheek mainly and around the extraction site. My cheek is definitely swollen still and sensitive.
The actual hole is just sensitive, not painful, but it is still a big hole, it doesn't look like it's closing up at all.
My dentist told me I shouldn't feel much pain and especially not after the first 3 days, but I am in enough pain to need ibuprofen tablets.
As the hole is still there and sensitive I cannot eat properly still.
I'm trying to upload a photo but it's not letting me so my written word is all I have to explain it.
Inside the hole is a brown/white/yellow colour with a bit of black at the back I think. I can't see it that well as I had to have the flash on so the colours I see on the photo may not be quite right.
Without the photo I guess I need to know how long it takes usually before the hole closes up, the sensitivity goes and if there are obvious signs to look for to identify infection? I have no temperature but the area around the hole is red, although that could be because the photo was taken not long after dinner where I may have irritated it.
Thank you to anyone who can help.
Edit: Managed to add pic! It has come out very yellow because of the flash (my teeth aren't yellow honestly!) so I'd guess the colour inside the whole is white.
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