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I think the socket where I had my tooth pulled on Tuesday may be infected.

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It doesn't hurt, but it does feel weird. When I take a look at where the tooth used to be, it looks kind of like a canker sore except that it's a little greenish. That seems like it would be a bad thing.


I'm still not having any pain at all, so I'm pretty sure it isn't a dry socket.


My 17yo got her wisdom teeth extracted at the end of May. She only used about half of the chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse that was prescribed for her. I'm wondering if I should maybe go ahead and use that.


I'm going to call the dentist tomorrow to see if he can fit me in to take a look at it.

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I did this once, used my husband's leftover meds for an infection, and ended up with a raging infection that had built up some resistance before the dentist could see me a day or so later. I'd suggest calling the dentist first thing in the morning. I bet you'll get an appt. In the meantime, keep it flushed with salt water. We did that when my daughter developed the first sign of dry socket after her wisdom teeth were pulled.


Hang in there -- teeth things, they're the worst. :grouphug:



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I forgot that my dentist was closed on Fridays. I went to the oral surgeon who pulled the tooth instead. It isn't a dry socket. It's actually supposed to look like it did. The reason for the awful taste in my mouth was that he didn't prescribe a mouth rinse, just the salt water rinse. He gave me a prescription for the mouth rinse. All is well now.

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