I posted a message on the 16th about my LONG dry socket problems. I was on my 4th or 5th packing then. On Friday, I had my 9th dry socket "clove oil packing" treatment! The oral surgeon said I broke the record for the most packings at his office. (he's considered one of the best in town).
Anyway........I am finally down to just Bextra twice a day for pain. However, if I eat ANYTHING other than VERY soft foods........it starts throbbing. I attempted a medium-rare, gooey cheeseburger for supper tonight and am paying for it now. Throbbing on left side where socket is. I even rinsed with warm water and rinses with the Perio-Guard mouthwash they gave me.
I'm soooooo frustrated. But, my family doc and others tell me that a 2nd opinion is not good since this guy is "the best!" ??? They took x-rays and they were negative for any bone fragments, there is no redness or swelling so no infection so the ONLY explaination he had was "You must just be extra-sensative."
*frown* Do you think it might be this "Osteomyelitis" I've read about?
Thanks for the support.