pain and swelling

by brandie
(decherd)

I had my tooth pulled fri and it is now monday. I still have alot of pain and got up to more swelling. From time to time I get a really bad taste in my mouth.

Reply:

Hi Brandie, I'm sorry you are not feeling well. I would definitely call your dentist. It is possible that you have a dry socket. Dry socket occurs when the blood clot in the extraction site becomes dislodged and the healing is disrupted.

A bad odor or taste is one symptom of a dry socket as is increasing pain after a tooth extraction.

Luckily it is Monday and you should have no trouble getting an appointment with your dentist if you need to be seen.

I hope you feel better soon,
~Shelly

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