1 week post wisdom teeth removal

Got all 4 wisdom teeth removed exactly a week ago. I thank god didn't really have so much pain, but now I feel like what I think teething may feel like. My head is pounding. I take 3 Advil and 1 extra strength Tylenol before bed and then I usually wake up 3 or 4 in the morning in pain again. Is that normal pain to be feeling? Also the holes where my teeth were have this white stuff no smell is coming from it though. Is that normal? My surgeons office is closed until Monday so any responses would help. Thanks! Report Abuse

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Answer: 1 week post wisdom teeth removal

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

It is possible that you have developed a dry socket.  This happend when the blot clot is dislodged from the socket exposing bone.  It will need to be treated with a medication and packing gauze until it can heal over again.  Unfortunately, you need to see your dentist or the oral surgeon to place this medication.  It is not available over-the-counter.  The white stuff that is covering the sockets is more than likely part of the healing process and you should not be worried.  Be sure you are gently rinsing with warm salt water several times a day to keep the area as clean as possible. 

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