For how long is dry socket a concern?
I had a back bottom tooth extracted yesterday (11/28) and was given all the instructions for avoiding a dry socket. However I forgot to ask for how long this can be a concern. I know it sounds trivial, but at the end of each day, after I have had my quota of water I love to go to a fast food place and get a fountain Coke and nurse on it all night through a straw. I am also nervous about little things, like swallowing, brushing even gently back there, drinking from a water bottle, etc. So, when can I relax about this and live normally?