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I have a 'dry socket' and got the medicated dressing, but I'm still in pain?
I had a lower molar removed 10 days ago. I developed dry socket around day 2 or so, and I’ve been in severe pain pretty much since. On Thursday I returned to the dentist and he put in a medicated dressing—this took away the pain for about an hour and then it came back. The pain now is more bearable, but still enough to ruin my day. It’s like a dull, constant ache which gets a lot worse when I eat or drink. The dressing is starting to fall out. Should I remove it? I don’t go back to the dentist until Monday, and I’ve ran out of pain medication. I cannot take NSAIDs like motrin.