Just had my top one removed Saturday and it was painless. Guess I was lucky considering how all my family and co-workers talked about how horrible it is. Mine was pretty easy I guess. It seems to me that everything is going well with it, but my question is how do you know if the blood clot which should form is forming correctly? Or I guess how will you know if you have a dry socket? Mine was next to a tooth that had a root canal and it was an empty space before, but now there is something that's formed there (after the wisdom tooth was pulled) so I'm assuming that's the blood clot forming as it should. Anyone have any description of what the clot should feel like? Seems like I've gotten pretty lucky with my whole wisdom tooth experience so far. Thanks guys/gals.
Trust me you will know if you have a dry socket. Many years ago, I had my 3 wisdom teeth pulled. My blood pressure was too low to be put out so I was awake and watched the procedure in the reflection of the dentist's glasses. I felt so good when I went home I ate tacos. My stupidity, resulted in dry sockets. OMG they hurt and I had to go everyday for packing of antibiotics. Leave those clots in there.....
So is what IS there normal? It feels sorta soft and squishy when I barely rub my tongue near it. Don't want to do it too hard. I'm assuming that's going to harden over time. I'm gonna pay a visit to my dentist after work tomorrow and ask if it's normal, but was worried so thought I'd check here. Thanks
Yes, that sounds very normal. My oral surgeon told me yesterday that after 24 hours the clot is either going to be there or not. You would certainly know if it wasn't - lots of pain. Also an extraction heals from the inside out so it is going to take awhile (weeks) for it to be totally hard on the outside. Not to worry!