I had my wisdom teeth removed six days ago. My face had been swollen and bruised. I managed the pain with painkillers. However, last night I woke up with a terrible pain. I felt a burning feeling in my right gum. I felt sick. I visited my dentist and he said I have two dry sockets. He put a packing on them and I will go back there after four days to have the packing removed. I wonder how come I ended up with the dry socket? I followed all my dentist's advice. What causes dry socket?
Thanks a lot for your answers!