Re: 5 days since tooth extracted.. still hurts.
Ok-here's my two cents...if you KNOW for a fact you have an adult tooth underthere, number 1) You DON'T have a dry socket, because a dry socket comes when the clot that is formed after a tooth is pulled is lost (by suction usually, which is why they tell you after an extraction not to smoke, spit or use a straw), and this leaves the NERVE in the bone left under your gum open to air, thus the term DRY SOCKET, and it is INCREDIBLY PAINFUL..(This happened to my on the day of my High School Graduation, so I know, and remember like it was yesterday, and it wasn 't even close!)
My nineteen year old daughter (see, did I lie?) just lost a baby tooth, but had an adult one coming in right under it, which not surprisingly, is white, and is also bigger than the prior baby tooth so is a bit painful as it is splitting the gum area and pushing against the existing adult teeth. We also found out she still has two other baby teeth that have no underlying adult teeth, so it happens.
So, if you KNOW there is an adult tooth, it sound like what is happening is supposed to happen. HOWEVER, I am NOT a Dentist, just been to them more than the average bear and have had my kids there a lot so they wouldn't have my adult experiences, and if you have any concerns, you should at least call them if not go back (hint: they don't often charge for a phone call and most dentists will call you back themselves).
Hope that helps!