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I had a tooth removed last thursday and have noticed what looks like a hole in part of the extraction site im wondering if this is cause part of the clot has been dislodged or if this is normal or if its even a hole or not. I am extremely afraid of getting drysocket so this has me worried.
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Dentist: Root Canal Doctor, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 5 months ago
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Hi Fred,

Me again!! LOL.

I just took a look at the photo you posted "19 Nov 2017, 9:38 PM" and there does not appear to be ahole present in this pic.

If you could upload a current photo I would be able to compare the 2 pics.

I know you are very worried about a dry socket but after so many days following the surgery the chances are nil unless you stuck an instrument in the socket and dislodged the forming clot.

So please do upload the new pic for me to see. Thanks.

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Dentist: Root Canal Doctor, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 5 months ago

Hi Fred,

i did look at the photo you uploaded to your last question with me and I do see the hole.

The socket will heal in all areas at different rates which will account for empty spaces which have less granulation tissue or debris.

This is normal. The only thing that distinguishes a dry socket (which I know is your #1 concern) is pain!! No pain means you do not have a dry socket.

Are you in severe pain with this now?

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Dentist: Root Canal Doctor, Dentist (DDS or equivalent) replied 5 months ago

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