Hi. I recently had two left-side molars removed; the upper & lower ones. The upper one was removed two weeks ago &, after a little bleeding, has healed fine; the gum seems to have folded over & protected it. The lower one, however, which was extracted last Wednesday, has been giving me continual pain. I've been taking about five asprin & five ibuprofen per day & this big hole has just remained sore & open. I had also been noticing a strange taste in my throat, which I thought may have been the aftertaste of the painkillers, but last night I wiped the inside of the lower tooth cavity & took out some brown, rancid-smelling blood. So, some questions:
Is an open cavity after an extraction normal?
Is pain normal a week after having teeth removed?
Should I be doing anything to remove this rotten blood?
Last edited by Chamach; 12-18-2006 at 05:06 AM.